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Hollowell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named with Old English halig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well’, ‘spring’, such as Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire. (Reaney suggests it could also have been a topographic name with the same etymological origin.) However, the present-day concentration of the name in Northamptonshire would suggest that Holwell in Leicestershire, which has a different etymology, from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + wella, was most likely the primary source of this form of the surname. There is also a Holwell in Hertfordshire of the same derivation, as well as places called Halwill and Halwell in Devon, Holywell in Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Clwyd, and Northumberland, and Halliwell near Manchester, all of which could have contributed to the surname.

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


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

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Hollowell Family Origin

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Hollowell Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hollowell. A less common occupation for the Hollowell family was Keeping House. The most common Hollowell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hollowell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Hollowell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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