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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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Where is the Holton family from?

You can see how Holton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Holton families living in North Carolina. This was about 13% of all the recorded Holton's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Holton families in 1840.
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What did your Holton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Holton lifespan?

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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