Holien Family History

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Holien Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in Trøndelag and Valdres named Holien; the Trondelag name is possibly from Old Norse hór ‘high’ + lið ‘slope’, ‘mountain’, while the Valdres one is from Old Norse Holvin, a compound of hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Holden, Holten, Holen, Holben, Hole, Olsen, Lien, Hollen, Kolden

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Holien Family Origin

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Holien Family Occupations

What did your Holien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Holien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Holien's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Holien family was Works On R. R. Track. Farmer, Keeps House and Machine Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holien.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Machine Shop

  • Works On R. R. Track


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

Holien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Holien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holien 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 154 immigration records available for the last name Holien. 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 219 military records available for the last name Holien. For the veterans among your Holien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holien Life Expectancy

What is the average Holien lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holien in 1962 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holien 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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