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Holgate Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hol(e) ‘hollow’ + gat(e) gate ‘path road’. The name may be topographic for someone who lived by a ‘hollow road’ or habitational from any of several places so named such as three places called Holgate in Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Hungate, Colgate, Hole, Redgate, Holte, Holle, Haldane, Horath

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Where is the Holgate family from?

You can see how Holgate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holgate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holgate families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Holgate families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Holgate's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Holgate families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holgate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holgate ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holgate. 15% of Holgate men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Holgate women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holgate were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Holgate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holgate 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Holgate. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Holgate. For the veterans among your Holgate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holgate lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Holgate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holgate in 1950 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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