Holness Family History
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Holness Name Meaning
habitational name, probably from a lost place, Holmherst in Smarden, Kent; Holnest in Dorset is another possibility. Both are named from Old English holegn ‘holly’ + Old English hyrst ‘wooded hill’. reduced form of Holderness.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hole, Holmes, Holberg, Harness, Olney, Toles, Fodness, Otness, Osness