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Holst Family History

Holst Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: regional name for someone from Holstein, Danish Holtsete ‘person from Holstein’. Dutch: habitational name from Holst in Limburg.

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


Similar surnames: Hulst, Holt, Host, Horst, Post, Hulse, Holdt, Holm, Hilst, Hole

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Where is the Holst family from?

You can see how Holst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holst families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Holst families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Holst's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Holst families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holst. 29% of Holst men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Holst women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holst were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Holst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holst 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Holst. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Holst. For the veterans among your Holst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holst lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Holst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Holst in 1954 was 70, and 79 in 2004.

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