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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


Similar surnames: Holm, Holmer, Hole, Halse, Homme, Holte, Hope, Hulse, Holmes, Horne

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Where is the Holme family from?

You can see how Holme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holme family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holme families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Holme families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Holme's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Holme families in 1840.
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What did your Holme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holme. 27% of Holme men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Holme women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holme were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Domestic
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Holme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holme 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Holme. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Holme. For the veterans among your Holme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holme lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Holme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Holme in 1961 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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