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Holmgren Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements holm ‘island’ + gren ‘branch’.

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


Similar surnames: Hultgren, Malmgren, Helgren, Palmgren, Almgren, Hallgren, Mogren

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Where is the Holmgren family from?

You can see how Holmgren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holmgren family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Holmgren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 74 Holmgren families living in Minnesota. This was about 47% of all the recorded Holmgren's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Holmgren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holmgren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holmgren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holmgren. 25% of Holmgren men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Holmgren women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holmgren were Carpenter 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
    25%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Holmgren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holmgren 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Holmgren. 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 Holmgren. For the veterans among your Holmgren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holmgren lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Holmgren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Holmgren in 1953 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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