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Holes Name Meaning

English (Hampshire):: post-medieval variant of Hole with excrescent -s or possibly a topographic name from an original plural meaning ‘at the hollows’. variant of Hollis . variant of Howl itself a variant of Howell with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Soles, Boles, Hole, Holms, Toles, Hyles, Hopes, Poles, Hales, Holen

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Where is the Holes family from?

You can see how Holes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Holes families living in North Carolina. This was about 38% of all the recorded Holes's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Holes families in 1840.
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What did your Holes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holes. 35% of Holes men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Holes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holes were Miner and Housework. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 912 immigration records available for the last name Holes. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Holes. For the veterans among your Holes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holes lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Holes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Holes in 1964 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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