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Holton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The final syllable represents Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The first element has a wide variety of possible origins. In the case of three examples in Lincolnshire it is Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’; for places in Oxfordshire and Somerset it is Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’; for one in Dorset it may be Old English holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ or holt ‘small wood’; for a further pair in Suffolk it may be hola, genitive plural of holh ‘hollow’, but more probably a personal name Hola.

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


Similar surnames: Colton, Hilton, Horton, Tolton, Halton, Holston, Holten, Hulton

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Holton Family Origin

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Holton Family Occupations

What did your Holton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Holton. 2% of Holton men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Holton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holton were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Gardener
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Holton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Holton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holton 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Holton. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Holton. For the veterans among your Holton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holton Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Holton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Holton in 1943 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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