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Holder Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Holder ‘elder tree’. English (chiefly western counties): occupational name for a tender of animals, from an agent derivative of Middle English hold(en) ‘to guard or keep’ (Old English h(e)aldan). It is possible that this word was also used in the wider sense of a holder of land within the feudal system. Compare Helder.

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


Similar surnames: Helder, Holmer, Holler, Halder, Molder, Golder, Dolder, Hodder

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Holder Family Origin

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Holder Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Gardener

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holder family was Gardener. The most common Holder occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Holder's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holder.

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Holder Life Expectancy

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