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Holmes Name Meaning

English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme. Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir. Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais (see McComb). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas).

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


Similar surnames: Holme, Hilmes, Holm, Hole, Holmer, Holness, Harmes, Toles, Homme

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Holmes Family Origin

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Holmes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • School

    5%
  • Servant

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Holmes occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Holmes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Holmes family was Labourer. Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holmes.

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