Holdman Family History

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Holdman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of a nobleman (Middle English hold(e)). English: variant of Oldman, derived from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + mann ‘man’. North German (Holdmann): topographic name from Middle Low German holt ‘small wood’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Hillman, Holman, Holzman, Heldman, Waldman, Wildman, Boldman, Pollman

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Holdman Family Origin

Where is the Holdman family from?

Holdman Family Occupations

What did your Holdman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Holdman occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 14% of Holdman's were Dressmakers. Dressmaker, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holdman. A less common occupation for the Holdman family was Labourer.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Holdman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Holdman Historical Records

What Holdman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Holdman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holdman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 447 immigration records available for the last name Holdman. 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 Card

There are 854 military records available for the last name Holdman. For the veterans among your Holdman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holdman Life Expectancy

What is the average Holdman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Holdman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Holdman in 1947 was 61, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holdman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holdman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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