Holycross Family History

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Holycross Name Meaning

Probably a translation of Italian Santacroce, Spanish Santa Cruz or some other southern European habitational name from a place so called, from Italian, Spanish santa ‘holy’ + croce (Italian), cruz (Spanish) ‘cross’. There are a few places in England called Holy Cross (in County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Herefordshire), and so the surname could be an English habitational name from any of these places; however, it is not found in England.

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

Similar surnames: Holbrook, Shallcross, Cross, Norcross, Holtrop, Holdcroft, Holyoak

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Holycross Family Origin

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Holycross Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holycross. A less common occupation for the Holycross family was Works On Farm. The most common Holycross occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Holycross's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Plasterer

  • Works On Farm


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Holycross Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Holycross. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holycross census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 156 immigration records available for the last name Holycross. 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 665 military records available for the last name Holycross. For the veterans among your Holycross ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holycross Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Holycross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Holycross in 1956 was 59, and 66 in 2004.

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