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Origin and popularity of the name HOLM


Holm : 1: English Scottish German and Scandinavian: topographic name for someone who lived on an island in particular a piece of slightly raised land lying in a fen or partly surrounded by streams from Middle English Middle Low German holm Old Norse holmr or else a habitational name from a place called with this element. The Swedish name is often ornamental.2: English: topographic name for someone who lived where holly grew from Middle English holm a divergent development of Old English hole(g)n ‘holly (tree)’; or especially in southern England a habitational name from any of the places such as East and West Holme (Dorset) or Holne (Devon). Compare Hollis.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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