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Holstein Name Meaning

German: regional name from the province of Holstein, long disputed between Germany and Denmark. This gets its name from holsten, the dative plural, originally used after a preposition, of holst, from Middle Low German holt-sate ‘dweller in the woods’ (from Middle Low German holt ‘wood’ + sate, sete ‘tenant’). The final syllable has been erroneously altered by analogy with North German Steen ‘stone’, which in South German and standard German has the form Stein.

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


Similar surnames: Holsten, Hulstein, Goldstein, Holten, Hollstein, Hartstein, Hochstein

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Holstein Family Origin

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Holstein Family Occupations

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  • Glazier

    17%
  • Lemon Hawker

    17%
  • Sawyer Unemployed

    17%
  • Stripper & Grinder (Cotton Manuf)

    17%

In 1881, Glazier, Lemon Hawker and Sawyer Unemployed were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holstein. The most common Holstein occupation in the UK was Glazier. 17% of Holstein's were Glaziers. A less common occupation for the Holstein family was Stripper & Grinder (Cotton Manuf).

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Holstein Historical Records

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Holstein Life Expectancy

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