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Holben Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hol(e) ‘hole’ + be(a)m beim ‘tree’ with common confusion between final -m and -n. The name may be topographic for someone who lived by a hollow tree or habitational from a place so named such as Holbeam in Stalisfield (Kent) or Holbeam in Wogwell (Devon).

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

Similar surnames: Holden, Holten, Hollen, Holen, Holien, Hole, Holberg, Holle, Holler

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Where is the Holben family from?

You can see how Holben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holben family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Holben families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Holben families living in Alberta. This was about 71% of all the recorded Holben's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Holben families in 1911.
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What did your Holben ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Holben. 100% of Holben men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holben 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Holben. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Holben. For the veterans among your Holben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holben lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Holben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Holben in 1945 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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