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Holtan Family History

Holtan Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, from the definite plural form of holt ‘small wood’ (see Holt).

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


Similar surnames: Holten, Holton, Holan, Holter, Holte, Holien, Bolten, Bolton, Soltau

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Where is the Holtan family from?

You can see how Holtan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holtan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holtan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Holtan family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Holtan's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Holtan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holtan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holtan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holtan. 35% of Holtan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Holtan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holtan were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Holtan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holtan 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 Holtan. 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 272 military records available for the last name Holtan. For the veterans among your Holtan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holtan lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Holtan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Holtan in 1959 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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