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Holness Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from a lost Holmherst in Smarden (Kent) from Old English holegn ‘holly’ + hyrst ‘hillock copse’.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Holmes, Holberg, Harness, Olney, Toles, Fodness, Otness, Osness

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Where is the Holness family from?

You can see how Holness families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holness family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Holness families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Holness families living in Quebec. This was about 42% of all the recorded Holness's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Holness families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holness surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holness ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Holness. 43% of Holness men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Holness women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Carpenter
    29%
  • Machinist
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Holness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holness census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holness. 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 Cards

There are 755 military records available for the last name Holness. For the veterans among your Holness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holness lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Holness in 1962 was 78, and 85 in 2004.

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