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Holien Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in Trøndelag and Valdres named Holien; the Trondelag name is possibly from Old Norse hór ‘high’ + lið ‘slope’, ‘mountain’, while the Valdres one is from Old Norse Holvin, a compound of hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Holden, Holten, Holen, Holben, Hole, Olsen, Lien, Hollen, Kolden

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Where is the Holien family from?

You can see how Holien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holien family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Holien families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Holien families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 82% of all the recorded Holien's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Holien families in 1911.
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What did your Holien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holien. 39% of Holien men worked as a Farming.

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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

  • Farming
    39%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Holien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holien 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 154 immigration records available for the last name Holien. 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 219 military records available for the last name Holien. For the veterans among your Holien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holien lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holien in 1962 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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