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Holms Family History

Holms Name Meaning

English: variant of Holm.

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


Similar surnames: Holm, Holme, Helms, Holmes, Holes, Hyles, Bolds, Toles, Holman, Poles

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Where is the Holms family from?

You can see how Holms families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holms family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holms families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Holms families living in New York. This was about 13% of all the recorded Holms's in USA. New York had the highest population of Holms families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holms surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holms ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holms. 23% of Holms men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Holms women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holms were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Holms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holms 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holms. 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 Holms. For the veterans among your Holms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holms lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Holms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holms in 1961 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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