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The HOLMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 31,514 1016 0.012 117
United States (1880 census) 6,791 887 0.014 136
Change since 1880 +24723 -129 -0.002 -19
Other Countries
Australia 1,284 1285 0.008 79
United Kingdom 4,987 1258 0.011 109
Top States for HOLMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,586 1036 0.012 124
California 2,398 1422 0.007 71
Illinois 1,517 825 0.012 122
Florida 1,333 1603 0.008 83
Ohio 1,322 1048 0.012 116
Top States for HOLMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 983 469 0.028 285
Alabama 1,124 703 0.025 253
Montana 200 479 0.022 222
Missouri 1,238 538 0.022 221
Utah 465 646 0.021 208


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HOLMAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HOLMAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HOLMAN in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HOLMAN by picking someone at random in Oklahoma than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HOLMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HOLMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HOLMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HOLMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 564 1.79
White (Hispanic) 536 1.7
Native American/Alaskan 217 0.69
Asian/Pacific 91 0.29
White (Caucasian) 22,775 72.27
Black/African American 7,330 23.26

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HOLMAN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HOLMAN in historical publications

A corruption of Allemand, a German, that is, a mixture of all men, Alle-mann.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

HOLMAN. May be a contraction of Holyman ; but is more likely to be " n-liole man," a man of sterling mettle. It must be recollected that in medieval English ivJiole was spelt without the w, and the commonest form of this name in the XIV. and XV. cent, is Holeman.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HOLMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLMAN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HOLMAN

The following words are slight variants of HOLMAN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.