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Holton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The final syllable represents Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The first element has a wide variety of possible origins. In the case of three examples in Lincolnshire it is Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’; for places in Oxfordshire and Somerset it is Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’; for one in Dorset it may be Old English holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ or holt ‘small wood’; for a further pair in Suffolk it may be hola, genitive plural of holh ‘hollow’, but more probably a personal name Hola.

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

Similar surnames: Colton, Hilton, Horton, Tolton, Halton, Holston, Holten, Hulton

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Holton Family Origin

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Holton Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holton. 17% of Holton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Holton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holton were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Holton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Holton. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Holton. For the veterans among your Holton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holton Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Holton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Holton in 1943 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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