Holmer

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: habitational name from Holmer in Buckinghamshire and Herefordshire, both named with Old English hol ‘hollow’ + mere ‘pool’.
  2. English: topographic name for someone who lived either on a piece of slightly raised land lying in a fen or partly surrounded by streams or where holly grew, from a derivative of Middle English holm (see Holm 1 and 2).
  3. Swedish, Danish, and North German (Schleswig-Holstein): topographic name for someone who lived on an island (see Holm).
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