Holme Family History
Holme Name Meaning
English (mainly Lancashire) and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a holly tree, from Middle English holm, a divergent development of Old English hole(g)n; the main development was towards modern English holly (see Hollis). English and Scottish: topographic name or habitational name from northern Middle English holm ‘island’, Old Norse holmr (see Holm 1). Danish and Swedish: variant of Holm 1. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from the dative singular of Old Norse holmr ‘islet’, ‘low flat land beside a river’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press