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Holland Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan. English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hoh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch. English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

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


Similar surnames: Hoyland, Hollands, Boland, Rowland, Hyland, Helland, Hofland, Bolland

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Holland Family Origin

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Holland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Holland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Holland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Holland family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holland.

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Holland Historical Records

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Holland Life Expectancy

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