Holley Family History

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Holley Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English holin, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen.

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

Similar surnames: Hollen, Tolley, Holler, Howley, Folley, Hooley, Hulley, Lolley, Holle

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Holley Family Origin

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Holley Family Occupations

What did your Holley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Holley. 2% of Holley men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Holley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holley were Bricklayer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Farm Carter
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Holley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Holley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holley 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Holley. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Holley. For the veterans among your Holley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holley Life Expectancy

What is the average Holley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Holley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Holley in 1940 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holley 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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