Holgate Family History

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Holgate Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places, for example in West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + Old Norse gata ‘road’.

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


Similar surnames: Hungate, Colgate, Hole, Redgate, Holte, Holle, Haldane, Horath

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Holgate Family Origin

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Holgate Family Occupations

What did your Holgate ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Holgate. 20% of Holgate men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Holgate women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holgate were Labourer and Cotton Spinner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • At Home
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Cotton Spinner
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Holgate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Holgate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holgate 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Holgate. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Holgate. For the veterans among your Holgate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holgate Life Expectancy

What is the average Holgate lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Holgate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holgate in 1950 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holgate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holgate ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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