In Switzerland we have a system where the place of origin is not the place of birth - the place of origin is transmitted from father to son just like the surnames are, and is strongly linked with the surname.
I was under the impression that Switzerland was unique in this respect, but I have an ancestor from Austria-Hungary which also has a place of origin which is different from the place of birth : His place of origin is Götzis and his place of birth is Lustenau.
Is there a country other than Switzerland where there is (or used to be) this system where the place of Origin is transmitted from father to son along with the family name ? Was it the case in Austria-Hungary ? Is it still the case in modern Austria ?