Holman Family History
Holman Name Meaning
English (southern): topographic name for a ‘dweller in a hollow’ from hol + man (Old English holh + mann). Compare Holler and Hole . Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of several locations named Hol from Dutch hol ‘hollow’ or from Middle Dutch hole heule ‘(low) arched bridge weir’. Dutch: from a pet form formed with man ‘man’ of the personal name Holle from an ancient Germanic compound name with the element hold ‘loyalty’ for instance Holdert Hollebrand Holger and Holmer. Compare Holleman . Americanized form of German Hollmann or Höllmann.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press