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Holroyd Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + rod ‘clearing’ (see Rhodes).

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


Similar surnames: Oldroyd, Holford, Holbrook, Holton, Halford, Colford, Hopwood

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Where is the Holroyd family from?

You can see how Holroyd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holroyd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holroyd families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Holroyd families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Holroyd's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Holroyd families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holroyd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holroyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Holroyd. 61% of Holroyd men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    61%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Storekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Holroyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holroyd 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Holroyd. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Holroyd. For the veterans among your Holroyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holroyd lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Holroyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holroyd in 1943 was 26, and 85 in 2004.

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