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Holler Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living in a hollow, from Middle English hole ‘hollow’. German and Dutch: topographic name for someone living in a hollow or a wooded ravine, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hol (see Holl 1). German and Danish: variant of Holder 1.

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


Similar surnames: Heller, Holder, Holmer, Toller, Huller, Woller, Hiller, Hosler

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Where is the Holler family from?

You can see how Holler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Holler families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Holler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Holler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holler. 17% of Holler men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Holler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holler were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Holler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holler 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Holler. 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 Holler. For the veterans among your Holler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Holler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Holler in 1945 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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