Last name origins & meanings:
- English (mainly Lancashire) and Scottish: topographic name for
someone who lived by a holly tree, from Middle English holm, a
divergent development of Old English hole(g)n; the main
development was towards modern English holly (see
- English and Scottish: topographic name or
habitational name from northern Middle English holm ‘island’,
Old Norse holmr (see Holm 1).
- Danish and Swedish: variant of Holm 1.
- Norwegian: habitational name from
any of several farmsteads, so named from the dative singular of Old
Norse holmr ‘islet’, ‘low flat land beside a river’.
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