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  • Aaron Elisha Holland, Jr. (1912 - 2006)
    Birth: Dec. 13, 1913 Death: Jun., 2006 Family links: Spouse: Josephine Wilson Holland (1916 - 2001)* Calculated relationship Burial: Luling City Cemetery Luling Caldwell County Texa...
  • Abigail Holland (1764 - d.)
  • Abraham Holland (c.1725 - 1800)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND. DAR Ancestor # A057103 Was a planter who inherited the portion of :Holland's Choice" inherited by his father, Anthony. Shortly after serving as a pa...
  • Ada van Holland, Countess of Holland (c.1186 - 1234)
    Ada (1188 - 1223) was gravin van Holland vanaf 1203. Ada was een dochter van Dirk VII en Aleid van Kleef. Ze werd vernoemd naar haar grootmoeder Ada van Schotland. Toen haar vader in 1203 stierf was ...
  • Adam Holland (c.1266 - d.)

About the Holland surname

The surname Holland is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the various places in England called Holland or Hoyland, such as those in Essex, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. These places are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1085 as "Holanda, Holand, Hoiland", and "Holant", respectively. All the places so called share the same meaning and derivation, which is "land on or by a ridge", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hoh", ridge, spur of a hill, with "land", and. Locational surnames were acquired by local landowners, and the lord of the manor, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had settled elsewhere, and used the name of their birthplace as a means of identification. The placename Holland has generated a number of surnames, ranging from Holland and Hollands to Howland and Hoyland.

Variations: Howland, Holanda, Hollanda, Holand, Holant

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