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Holten Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Holten) and North German: habitational name from any of the places so called from Low German holt ‘holt copse small wood’. There are two in the Dutch province of Overijssel and another near Oberhausen in the Rhineland. Danish: variant of Holt . Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named either from the definite singular form of holt ‘holt small wood’ (see Holt ) or from holt ‘hill stony slope’. English (Devon and Cornwall): variant of Holton .

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

Similar surnames: Holte, Holter, Holton, Holen, Holtan, Holben, Holien, Nolen, Holden

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Where is the Holten family from?

You can see how Holten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Holten families living in Florida Territory. This was about 13% of all the recorded Holten's in USA. Florida Territory and 2 other states had the highest population of Holten families in 1840.
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What did your Holten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holten. 29% of Holten men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Holten women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holten were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Holten. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Holten. For the veterans among your Holten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holten lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Holten in 1962 was 73, and 74 in 2004.

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