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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and German (also North German von Holten) : habitational name from places so called, from Low German holt ‘holt’, ‘copse’, ‘small wood’. There is one in the Dutch province of Overijssel and another near Oberhausen in the Rhineland.
  • Danish : variant of Holt.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, either from the definite singular form of holt ‘holt’, ‘small wood’ (see Holt), or from holt ‘hill’, ‘stony slope’.
  • English : variant spelling of Holton.

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