Holst Family History

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Holst Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: regional name for someone from Holstein, Danish Holtsete ‘person from Holstein’. Dutch: habitational name from Holst in Limburg.

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

Similar surnames: Hulst, Holt, Host, Horst, Post, Hulse, Holdt, Holm, Hilst, Hole

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Holst Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Holst name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Holst. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Holst Family Origin

Where is the Holst family from?

Holst Family Occupations

What did your Holst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Holst occupation in the UK was Tailor. 33% of Holst's were Tailors. Tailor, Butcher and Electrician (Tel App Mr) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holst. A less common occupation for the Holst family was Outfitter.

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  • Tailor

  • Butcher

  • Electrician (Tel App Mr)

  • Outfitter


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

Holst Historical Records

What Holst family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Holst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holst 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Holst. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Holst. For the veterans among your Holst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holst Life Expectancy

What is the average Holst lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Holst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Holst in 1954 was 70, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holst 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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