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Hollywood Family History

Hollywood Name Meaning

Irish: of Norman origin possibly a habitational name from Hollywood Dublin. Irish: adopted for Gaelic Ó Cuileannáin ‘descendant of Cuileannán’ a personal name apparently based on a diminutive of cuileann ‘holly tree’ and more commonly Anglicized as Cullinan or Cullen . English: possibly a habitational name from any of various farms or hamlets in England called Hollywood such as one in Sandon and Burston (Staffordshire) perhaps named with Middle English holli ‘holly’ + wode ‘wood’. However the place is not on record before 1775 and all Hollywoods appear to be late.

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


Similar surnames: Holland, Holly, Elwood, Allgood, Holyoak, Linwood, Hazelwood, Haywood

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Where is the Hollywood family from?

You can see how Hollywood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hollywood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hollywood families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hollywood family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Hollywood's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Hollywood families in 1840.
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What did your Hollywood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hollywood. 23% of Hollywood men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Hollywood women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hollywood were Manager and New Worker. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Typist
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • New Worker
    11%
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There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Hollywood. For the veterans among your Hollywood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hollywood lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hollywood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hollywood in 1950 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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