Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Holmer in Buckinghamshire and
Herefordshire, both named with Old English hol ‘hollow’ +
- 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).
- Swedish, Danish, and North German (Schleswig-Holstein): topographic name for someone who lived on an island (see Holm).
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