Holderness Family History

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Holderness Name Meaning

English: regional name from the coastal district of eastern Yorkshire (now Humberside), the origin of which is probably Old Norse holdr, within the Danelaw (the region of pre-conquest England where Danish rule and custom was dominant) a rank of feudal nobility immediately below that of earl, + nes ‘nose’, ‘headland’.

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


Similar surnames: Holness, Fodness, Holder, Holderby, Eidsness, Otterness, Rogness

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Holderness Family Origin

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Holderness Family Occupations

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  • Joiner

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Cotton Spinner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, Joiner, Carpenter and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holderness. A less common occupation for the Holderness family was Farmer. The most common Holderness occupation in the UK was Joiner. 5% of Holderness's were Joiners.

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Holderness Historical Records

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Holderness Life Expectancy

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