Last name origins & meanings:
- Northern English, 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, Middle
English, Middle Low German holm, Old Norse holmr, or a
habitational name from a place named with this element. The Swedish
name is often ornamental.
- English: topographic
name for someone who lived where holly grew, from Middle English
holm, a variant of holin ‘holly’, or possibly a
habitational name from places called Holme (Dorset and West Yorkshire)
or Holne (Devon), named with this word.
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