Holster Family History

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Holster Name Meaning

North German: probably a variant of Holst (with the addition of the agent suffix -er), but perhaps a habitational name from Holsten near Hannover.

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

Similar surnames: Holter, Holsten, Hosler, Roster, Poster, Hoster, Hiester, Holtzer

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Holster Family Origin

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Holster Family Occupations

What did your Holster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Holster family was Barber. Farmer, Day Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holster. The most common Holster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Holster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farming

  • Barber


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

Holster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Holster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holster 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 580 immigration records available for the last name Holster. 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 758 military records available for the last name Holster. For the veterans among your Holster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holster Life Expectancy

What is the average Holster lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Holster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Holster in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holster 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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