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Holton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Holton such as those in Oxfordshire Suffolk Dorset and Somerset. The Oxfordshire and Somerset placenames derive from Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ while the Suffolk placename comes from the Old English personal name Hōla + tūn. The Dorset placename derives from Old English hol ‘hole hollow’ or holt ‘wood grove thicket’ + tūn. Irish: altered form of O'Haltahan an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUltacháin ‘descendant of Ultachán’ a diminutive of Ultach ‘Ulsterman’. This is a rare Fermanagh surname sometimes Anglicized as Nolan .

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

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

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Where is the Holton family from?

You can see how Holton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 359 Holton families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Holton's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Holton families in 1891.
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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 United Kingdom named Holton. 10% of Holton men worked as a General Labourer and 70% 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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*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

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties
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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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What is the average Holton lifespan?

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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