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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


Similar surnames: Held, Holl, Bold, Gold, Holm, Holt, Hald, Old, Wold, Hole

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Hold Family Origin

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Hold Family Occupations

What did your Hold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Wood Carver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hold. A less common occupation for the Hold family was At Home. The most common Hold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Hold's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Wood Carver

    5%
  • At Home

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hold ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hold 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hold. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hold. For the veterans among your Hold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hold Life Expectancy

What is the average Hold lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hold in 1962 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hold 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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