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Holder Family History

Holder Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.English (chiefly western counties): occupational name for a tender of animals, from an agent derivative of Middle English hold(en) ‘to guard or keep’ (Old English h(e)aldan). It is possible that this word was also used in the wider sense of a holder of land within the feudal system. Compare Helder.

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

1,114,132 Historical Documents with Holder on Ancestry.com
294,309 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
31,115 Military Records
14,458 Immigration Records
171,339 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Holder Families

  • Number of Holder families
     136 - 269
     46 - 135
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Holder families
     327 - 651
     110 - 326
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Holder families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Holder Family Origin

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Holder Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Holder

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Holder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Holder census records

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Holder Civil War Service Records

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