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Holum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Holum, either from the dative plural of hol ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ or from hol + heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Hoium, Solum, Hole, Norum, Allum, Hoem, Sorum, Holm, Holle, Bolam

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Where is the Holum family from?

You can see how Holum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Holum families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Holum's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Holum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Mine Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holum. 39% of Holum men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Holum women worked as a Mine Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holum were Farm Laborer and 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Mine Teacher
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Holum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holum 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Holum. 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 369 military records available for the last name Holum. For the veterans among your Holum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holum lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Holum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Holum in 1949 was 52, and 66 in 2004.

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