Last name origins & meanings:
- English (mainly southwest England): topographic name for
someone who lived by a depression or low-lying spot, from Old English
holh ‘hole’, ‘hollow’, ‘depression’.
- Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, so named from the
dative singular or indefinite plural form of Old Norse hóll
‘round hill’, ‘mound’.
- Shortened form of Dutch van (den)
Hole, a habitational name from the common place name Hol, meaning
‘hollow’, ‘depression’, ‘valley’, or a topographic name from the same
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