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Hollen Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English holin ‘holly tree’, or a habitational name from any of the minor places named with this word, as for example Hollin and Holling in Worcestershire, or Hollins in West Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Holley, Holden, Holben, Holle, Holten, Holler, Hallen, Wollen, Pollen

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Where is the Hollen family from?

You can see how Hollen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hollen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hollen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Hollen families living in Delaware. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hollen's in the USA. Delaware had the highest population of Hollen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hollen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hollen. 24% of Hollen men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Hollen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hollen were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hollen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hollen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hollen. 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 Hollen. For the veterans among your Hollen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hollen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hollen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hollen in 1960 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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