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

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Merchant

    11%
  • Servant

    11%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holly family was Servant. Farmer, Carpenter and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holly. The most common Holly occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Holly's were Farmers.

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Holly Historical Records

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Holly Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holly

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