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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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Where is the Hold family from?

You can see how Hold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hold families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Hold families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hold's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hold families in 1840.
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What did your Hold ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hold. 18% of Hold men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hold women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hold were Mechanic and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 17,000 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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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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