Holter Family History

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Holter Name Meaning

English (Sussex): topographic name for someone who lived by a holt, a small wood, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. North German (also Hölter): habitational name from places called Holter or Hölter. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway, from the indefinite plural of holt ‘holt’, ‘small wood’ (see Holt).

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

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

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Holter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Holter name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Holter Family Origin

Where is the Holter family from?

Holter Family Occupations

What did your Holter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Beerhouse Keeper Bricklayer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holter. A less common occupation for the Holter family was Cashier (In Public Con). The most common Holter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Holter's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Beerhouse Keeper Bricklayer

  • Bricklayer

  • Cashier (In Public Con)


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

Holter Historical Records

What Holter family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Holter Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holter 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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