Holcomb Family History

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Holcomb Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Holford, Whitcomb, Holton, Liscomb, Morcom, Welcome, Holm, Balcom

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Holcomb Family Origin

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Holcomb Family Occupations

What did your Holcomb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holcomb. 14% of Holcomb men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Holcomb women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holcomb were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Truck Driver
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Maid
    4%
  • Seamstress
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Holcomb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Holcomb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holcomb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Holcomb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Holcomb. For the veterans among your Holcomb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holcomb Life Expectancy

What is the average Holcomb lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Holcomb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holcomb in 1941 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holcomb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holcomb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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