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Holderby Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of English Holdenby, a habitational name from Holdenby in Northamptonshire, which is named with the Old Norse personal name Halfdan + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. Alternatively, perhaps, an Americanized form of Holderbaum.

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


Similar surnames: Enderby, Goldsby, Ellerby, Holberg, Sowerby, Overby, Golder, Holder

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Where is the Holderby family from?

You can see how Holderby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holderby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holderby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Holderby families living in Virginia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Holderby's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Holderby families in 1840.
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What did your Holderby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holderby. 34% of Holderby men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Holderby women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holderby were Carpenter and Trained Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Trained Nurse
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 61 immigration records available for the last name Holderby. 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 855 military records available for the last name Holderby. For the veterans among your Holderby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holderby lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Holderby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Holderby in 1959 was 55, and 89 in 2004.

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