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Holian Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin a variant of Ó hAoileáin from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-) a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan and Heelan .

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


Similar surnames: Solan, Houlihan, Colgan, Horkan, Honan, Milian, Holtan, Hulgan, Jolin

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Where is the Holian family from?

You can see how Holian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holian family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Holian families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Holian families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Holian's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Holian families in 1911.
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What did your Holian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holian. 24% of Holian men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Holian women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holian were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Watchman
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Salesgirl
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Holian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holian 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Holian. 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 404 military records available for the last name Holian. For the veterans among your Holian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holian lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Holian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Holian in 1963 was 84, and 50 in 2003.

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