Holland Family History
Holland Name Meaning
English German Dutch Danish Norwegian Swedish French and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Holland a province of the Netherlands. English: habitational name from Downholland or Upholland (Lancashire) Hulland (Derbyshire) the Parts of Holland one of the three administrative subdivisions of Lincolnshire any of the four places called Hoyland (southern Yorkshire) and possibly Great and Little Holland (Essex). The placenames all derive from Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + land ‘land’. English: habitational name either from Hoeland (Farm) in Bury (Sussex) or from Holland's Barn in Albourne (Sussex). The placename in Bury has the same etymology as in 1 above while the placename in Albourne may derive from Old English hol ‘hole hollow’ + land ‘land’. English: habitational name from one or other of the minor places called Holland in Devon especially that in Bradstone. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hole hollow’ or hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + land ‘land’ though Holland in Plympton Saint Mary derives from the Old English personal name Hūna + Old English land. English: possibly an variant of Oldland a habitational name from Oldland (Gloucestershire). The placename means ‘the old land’ from Old English eald ‘old’ + land ‘land’. Compare Aland Irish (Cork): variant of Holian .7: Norwegian (Hølland): habitational name from the farm name Hølland found in two places in southwestern Norway a compound of Old Norse hylr ‘deep pool in a river’ and land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’.8: Dutch and German: habitational name from any of several places so named.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press