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Holley Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English holin, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen.

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


Similar surnames: Hollen, Tolley, Holler, Howley, Folley, Hooley, Hulley, Lolley, Holle

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Where is the Holley family from?

You can see how Holley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Holley families living in New York. This was about 14% of all the recorded Holley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Holley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holley. 21% of Holley men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Holley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holley were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Holley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holley 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Holley. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Holley. For the veterans among your Holley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Holley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Holley in 1940 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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