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Hole Family History

Hole Surname Meaning

English (southwestern): topographic name for someone who lived in or by a hole or hollow from Middle English hol(e) (Old English hol holh dative hole) or a habitational name from some minor place so named. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from the dative singular or indefinite plural form of Old Norse hóll ‘round hill mound’. In some cases possibly also an American shortened form of Flemish Van Hole: habitational name from the common placename Hol(e) meaning ‘hollow valley’; or a topographic name from the same term or from Middle Dutch hole heule ‘(low) arched bridge weir’.

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


Similar surnames: Holme, Holen, Hope, Hale, Hoyle, Holt, Hose, Howe, Holm, Hove

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Where is the Hole family from?

You can see how Hole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hole families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 634 Hole families living in Somerset. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hole's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Hole families in 1891.
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What did your Hole 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 Hole. 8% of Hole men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Hole women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hole were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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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
    8%
  • Dairy Farmer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Hole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hole 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Hole. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Hole. For the veterans among your Hole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hole lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hole in 1955 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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