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Holsten Name Meaning

North German: variant of Holstein or Holst .

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


Similar surnames: Holston, Holten, Holstein, Holster, Holben, Hulstein, Holte, Holst

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Where is the Holsten family from?

You can see how Holsten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holsten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holsten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Holsten families living in Kentucky. This was about 27% of all the recorded Holsten's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Holsten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holsten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holsten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holsten. 33% of Holsten men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Holsten women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holsten were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holsten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holsten 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 Holsten. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Holsten. For the veterans among your Holsten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holsten lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Holsten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Holsten in 1951 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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