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Hold Family History

Hold Surname Meaning

English: status name a Middle English descendant of late Old English hold (Old Norse hǫldr) which within the Danelaw (the region of pre-conquest England where Danish rule and custom was dominant) was a rank of feudal nobility immediately below that of earl. German: nickname from Middle High German holde ‘friend’ or ‘servant vassal’. This surname is also found in France. German (Höld): variant of Held 1 ‘hero’ found chiefly in Bavaria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Held, Holl, Bold, Gold, Holm, Holt, Hald, Old, Wold, Hole

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Where is the Hold family from?

You can see how Hold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hold families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 74 Hold families living in Lancashire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hold's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hold families in 1891.
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What did your Hold ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hold. 43% of Hold men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Hold women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hold were Farm Labourer and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Blind
    29%
  • Farm Labourer
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hold 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hold. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Hold. For the veterans among your Hold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hold lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hold in 1962 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

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