Holm Family History

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Holm Name Meaning

Northern English, German, and Scandinavian: topographic name for someone who lived on an island, in particular a piece of slightly raised land lying in a fen or partly surrounded by streams, Middle English, Middle Low German holm, Old Norse holmr, or a habitational name from a place named with this element. The Swedish name is often ornamental. English: topographic name for someone who lived where holly grew, from Middle English holm, a variant of holin ‘holly’, or possibly a habitational name from places called Holme (Dorset and West Yorkshire) or Holne (Devon), named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Holme, Helm, Holt, Hole, Hall, Hope, Olm, Hamm, Palm, Holl

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Holm Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Holm name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Holm. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    35%

  • Norway

    15%

  • Sweden

    14%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

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Holm Family Origin

Where is the Holm family from?

Holm Family Occupations

What did your Holm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holm family was Fisherman. Farmer, Shoe Maker and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holm. The most common Holm occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Holm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Shoe Maker

    14%
  • Teamster

    14%
  • Fisherman

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Holm ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Holm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Holm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holm 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Holm. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Holm. For the veterans among your Holm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holm Life Expectancy

What is the average Holm lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Holm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holm in 1943 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holm 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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