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Holt Family History

Holt Name Meaning
English, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the very many places named with this word. In England the surname is widely distributed, but rather more common in Lancashire than elsewhere.Shortened form of Dutch van Holt, a habitational name from places named Holt (see 1).

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

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1,102,091 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
88,613 Military Records
54,808 Immigration Records
595,077 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Holt Families

  • Number of Holt families
     332 - 661
     111 - 331
     1 - 110
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Holt families
     4,756 - 9,509
     1,586 - 4,755
     1 - 1,585
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Holt families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Holt Family Origin

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Holt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Holt

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Holt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Holt Civil War Service Records

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