Holland Family History

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Holland Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan. English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hoh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch. English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

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

Similar surnames: Hoyland, Hollands, Boland, Rowland, Hyland, Helland, Hofland, Bolland

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Holland Family Origin

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Holland Family Occupations

What did your Holland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holland family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Holland occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Holland's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holland.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Holland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 837,000 census records available for the last name Holland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holland 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 101,000 immigration records available for the last name Holland. 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 131,000 military records available for the last name Holland. For the veterans among your Holland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holland Life Expectancy

What is the average Holland lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Holland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holland in 1941 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holland 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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