Hole Family History
Hole Name Meaning
English (southwestern): topographic name for someone who lived in or by a hole or hollow from Middle English hol(e) (Old English hol holh dative hole) or a habitational name from some minor place so named. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the dative singular or indefinite plural form of Old Norse hóll ‘round hill mound’. In some cases possibly also an American shortened form of Flemish Van Hole: habitational name from the common placename Hol(e) meaning ‘hollow valley’; or a topographic name from the same term or from Middle Dutch hole heule ‘(low) arched bridge weir’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022