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Origins of the Holden surname

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About the Holdens

We have a total number of 182385 records for people with the last name Holden.

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Alternative variations of the name Holden

Holden, Howden, Holdens, Howdens, Holten

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Where do most Holdens live?

In 1921, most Holdens lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Holdens

How common is your surname?

277th most common surname in the UK

We have 157,000 records for the Holden surname. The oldest one dates back to 1540.

Who were Holdens most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Taylors

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What are the most common Holden first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Holdens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Holdens in 1921
Cotton Weaver

3,278

Weaver

714

Weaver Cotton

668

Dressmaker

501

Cotton Winder

425

Common Male occupations for Holdens in 1921
Cotton Weaver

1,802

Coal Miner

719

Weaver

555

General Labourer

524

Agricultural Labourer

442

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