Last name: HOLDER

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HOLDER : This last name is indexed 118,306 times on Geneanet!

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HOLDER : 1: German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree Middle High German holder or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas for example Alsace the elder tree was believed to be protective of a house.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.3: English: status or occupational name from Middle English holdere haldere heldere ‘tenant; servant retainer; laborer’ an agent derivative of holden ‘to hold’ (Old English healdan). Compare Helder 3.4: English: in Yorkshire from a local pronunciation of Holdsworth.

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