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Holtby Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from either of two places called Holtby in North Yorkshire from the Old Norse personal name Holti + Old Norse ‘farmstead village’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hornby, Colby, Hobby, Holton, Maltby, Goldsby, Godby, Ostby, Milby

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Where is the Holtby family from?

You can see how Holtby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holtby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holtby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Holtby family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Holtby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Holtby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holtby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holtby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holtby. 50% of Holtby men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Holtby women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holtby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holtby 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 582 immigration records available for the last name Holtby. 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 410 military records available for the last name Holtby. For the veterans among your Holtby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holtby lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Holtby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Holtby in 1964 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

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