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