Holman Family History

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Holman Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern) and Dutch: topographic name for a dweller in a hollow (see Hole). English (chiefly southern): topographic name for a dweller by a holly tree or on an island, from Middle English holm (see Holme) + man.

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


Similar surnames: Holdman, Polman, Tolman, Homan, Dolman, Hayman, Hopman, Notman

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Holman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Holman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Holman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Norway

    4%

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Holman Family Origin

Where is the Holman family from?

Holman Family Occupations

What did your Holman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holman. A less common occupation for the Holman family was Farming. The most common Holman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Holman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Holman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Holman Historical Records

What Holman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 218,000 census records available for the last name Holman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Holman. 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 Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Holman. For the veterans among your Holman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holman Life Expectancy

What is the average Holman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Holman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Holman in 1940 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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