Holly Family History

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Holly Name Meaning

Irish: part-translation of Gaelic Mac Cuilinn (see McCullen) in County Kerry, and in Ulster sometimes a variant of McQuillan, also an Anglicized form of Mac Cuilinn. It is rarely of English origin. English: variant spelling of Holley. Possibly an altered spelling of Czech or Slovak Holý (see Holy).

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

Similar surnames: Solly, Polly, Dolly, Golly, Holy, Holl, Holey, Tolly, Goley, Holley

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Holly Family Origin

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Holly Family Occupations

What did your Holly ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmers Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Holly. 23% of Holly men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Holly women worked as a Farmers Wife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holly were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmers Wife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

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

Holly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Holly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holly 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 Holly. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Holly. For the veterans among your Holly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holly Life Expectancy

What is the average Holly lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Holly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Holly in 1942 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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