Holness Family History

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Holness Name Meaning

habitational name, probably from a lost place, Holmherst in Smarden, Kent; Holnest in Dorset is another possibility. Both are named from Old English holegn ‘holly’ + Old English hyrst ‘wooded hill’. reduced form of Holderness.

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

Similar surnames: Hole, Holmes, Holberg, Harness, Olney, Toles, Fodness, Otness, Osness

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Holness Family Origin

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Holness Family Occupations

What did your Holness 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 Holness. 3% of Holness men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Holness women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holness were Bricklayer (builder) and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Bricklayer (builder)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Holness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Holness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holness 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holness. 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 755 military records available for the last name Holness. For the veterans among your Holness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holness Life Expectancy

What is the average Holness lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Holness in 1962 was 78, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holness 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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