Holderness Family History

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Holderness Name Meaning

English: regional name from the coastal district of eastern Yorkshire (now Humberside), the origin of which is probably 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, + nes ‘nose’, ‘headland’.

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

Similar surnames: Holness, Fodness, Holder, Holderby, Eidsness, Otterness, Rogness

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Holderness Family Origin

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Holderness Family Occupations

What did your Holderness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holderness. A less common occupation for the Holderness family was Driver. The most common Holderness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Holderness's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Driver


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

Holderness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Holderness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holderness 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holderness. 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 Holderness. For the veterans among your Holderness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holderness Life Expectancy

What is the average Holderness lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Holderness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Holderness in 1960 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holderness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holderness 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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