Holt Name Meaning

English, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the very many places named with this word. In England the surname is widely distributed, but rather more common in Lancashire than elsewhere. Shortened form of Dutch van Holt, a habitational name from places named Holt (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Holm, Hole, Holte, Halt, Host, Holdt, Holtz, Pott, Holl, Molt

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Holt Family Origin

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Holt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Going To School

    3%
  • Student

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holt family was Student. Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holt. The most common Holt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Holt's were Farmers.

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Holt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Holt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holt in 1940 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holt

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