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Holthaus Family History

Holthaus Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse, from Middle Low German holt ‘small wood’ + hus ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Holthusen, Althaus, Holt, Holtkamp, Grothaus, Nordhaus, Holthus

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Where is the Holthaus family from?

You can see how Holthaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holthaus family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Holthaus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Holthaus families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Holthaus's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Holthaus families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holthaus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holthaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holthaus. 33% of Holthaus men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Holthaus women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holthaus were Laborer and Typist. .

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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
    33%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Typist
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Holthaus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holthaus 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 598 immigration records available for the last name Holthaus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Holthaus. For the veterans among your Holthaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holthaus lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Holthaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Holthaus in 1951 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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