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Holden Family History

Holden Name Meaning
English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, both so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Holcombe.German: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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669,748 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
48,089 Military Records
36,302 Immigration Records
372,245 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Holden Families

  • Number of Holden families
     270 - 537
     91 - 269
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Holden families
     4,670 - 9,337
     1,557 - 4,669
     1 - 1,556
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Holden families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Holden census records

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Holden Family Origin

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Holden Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Holden

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Holden Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Holden census records

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Holden Civil War Service Records

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