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Holroyd Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + rod ‘clearing’ (see Rhodes).

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


Similar surnames: Oldroyd, Holford, Holbrook, Holton, Halford, Colford, Hopwood

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Holroyd Family Origin

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Holroyd Family Occupations

What did your Holroyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holroyd. A less common occupation for the Holroyd family was Machinist. The most common Holroyd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Holroyd's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Machinist

    4%

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

Holroyd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Holroyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holroyd 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Holroyd. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Holroyd. For the veterans among your Holroyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holroyd Life Expectancy

What is the average Holroyd lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Holroyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holroyd in 1943 was 26, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holroyd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holroyd 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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