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Holdman Name Meaning

English: status name denoting a ‘servant of the noble’ from Middle English hold(e) + man (see Hold ). English: variant of Oldman from Middle English ald old ‘old’ and man ‘man’. Americanized form of North German Holdmann: topographic name from Middle Low German holt ‘small wood’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Hillman, Holman, Holzman, Heldman, Waldman, Wildman, Boldman, Pollman

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Where is the Holdman family from?

You can see how Holdman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holdman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holdman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Holdman families living in Manitoba. This was about 60% of all the recorded Holdman's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Holdman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holdman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holdman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holdman. 28% of Holdman men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Holdman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holdman were Carpenter 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Holdman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holdman 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 447 immigration records available for the last name Holdman. 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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Draft Cards

There are 854 military records available for the last name Holdman. For the veterans among your Holdman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holdman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Holdman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holdman in 1947 was 61, and 67 in 2004.

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