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Hollowell Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): habitational name from Hollowell in Northamptonshire from Middle English hali holi ‘holy’ + wel(le) ‘well’ (Old English hālig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well spring’). Compare Halliwell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Halliwell, Helliwell, Colwell, Hollifield, Honeywell, Holloway

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Where is the Hollowell family from?

You can see how Hollowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hollowell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hollowell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Hollowell families living in Indiana. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hollowell's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Hollowell families in 1840.
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What did your Hollowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hollowell. 25% of Hollowell men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hollowell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hollowell were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hollowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hollowell 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 Hollowell. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hollowell. For the veterans among your Hollowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hollowell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hollowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hollowell in 1940 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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