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Holland Family History

Holland Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan.English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hoh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch.English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

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

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Name Distribution of Holland Families

  • Number of Holland families
     514 - 1,025
     172 - 513
     1 - 171
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Holland families
     2,409 - 4,816
     804 - 2,408
     1 - 803
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Holland families
     93 - 184
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Holland Family Origin

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Holland Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Holland

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Holland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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