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Holen Family History

Holen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of Old Norse hóll ‘round hill’, ‘mound’ (see Hole). Shortened form of Dutch van (den) Holen, a variant of Hole 2.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Holan, Holten, Dolen, Hoen, Holien, Molen, Osen, Holben, Holden

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Where is the Holen family from?

You can see how Holen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Holen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Holen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Holen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Lodger Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Holen. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Lodger Keeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Holen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Holen. For the veterans among your Holen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Holen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Holen in 1954 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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