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Hold Name Meaning
English: from Old Norse holdr, within the Danelaw (the region of pre-conquest England where Danish rule and custom was dominant) a rank of feudal nobility immediately below that of earl. German: nickname from Middle High German holde ‘friend’ or ‘servant’, ‘vassal’. German (Höld): variant of Held ‘hero’ (see Held 1), found chiefly in Bavaria.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press