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Holter Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway from the indefinite plural of holt ‘holt small wood’ (see Holt ). North German (also Hölter): habitational name for someone from any of several places in Westphalia called Hölt and Holt (see Holt ). Compare Hoelter . North German (also Hölter): habitational name from any of the places called Holter or Hölter. Compare Hoelter . English (Sussex): topographic name for a ‘dweller by the wood’ from an agent derivative of Middle English holt ‘grove wood’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Holten, Holte, Holtzer, Halter, Holmer, Hoster, Holder, Hoelter

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Where is the Holter family from?

You can see how Holter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 80 Holter families living in Sussex. This was about 61% of all the recorded Holter's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Holter families in 1891.
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What did your Holter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Holter. 34% of Holter men worked as a Gardener and 75% of Holter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holter were Carpenter joiner and Dressmaker. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
    34%
  • Plumber
    23%
  • Farm Carter
    23%
  • Carpenter joiner
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Dressmaker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Holter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Holter. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Holter. For the veterans among your Holter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Holter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holter in 1952 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

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