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Holl Family History

Holl Name Meaning

German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German hol ‘hollow’, ‘hole’. German: from a short form of Hold. German (Höll): variant of Helle 2, found chiefly in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Doll, Hell, Roll, Poll, Holt, Toll, Hold, Hole, Hohl, Noll

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Where is the Holl family from?

You can see how Holl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holl families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Holl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Holl's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Holl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holl. 20% of Holl men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Holl women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holl were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Holl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holl 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Holl. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Holl. For the veterans among your Holl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Holl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Holl in 1944 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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