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Holm Name Meaning

Northern English, German, and Scandinavian: topographic name for someone who lived on an island, in particular a piece of slightly raised land lying in a fen or partly surrounded by streams, Middle English, Middle Low German holm, Old Norse holmr, or a habitational name from a place named with this element. The Swedish name is often ornamental. English: topographic name for someone who lived where holly grew, from Middle English holm, a variant of holin ‘holly’, or possibly a habitational name from places called Holme (Dorset and West Yorkshire) or Holne (Devon), named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Holme, Helm, Holt, Hole, Hall, Hope, Olm, Hamm, Palm, Holl

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Where is the Holm family from?

You can see how Holm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holm families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Holm families living in Ohio. This was about 69% of all the recorded Holm's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Holm families in 1840.
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What did your Holm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holm. 18% of Holm men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Holm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holm were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Holm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holm 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Holm. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Holm. For the veterans among your Holm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holm lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Holm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holm in 1943 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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