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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Denholm

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Denholm means "From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" or denu 'valley' + holm 'piece of dry land in a fen' in Old English." and is of Old English origin.

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  1. Any of a number of places in the U.K. and Canada, including a village in the Scottish Borders region.
  2. A habitational surname​.

Notable Persons Named Denholm

Denholm Elliott was an actor. He was most active from 1949 to 1992. Denholm was given the name Denholm Mitchell Elliott on May 31st, 1922 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. He left this life on October 6th, 1992.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Denholm

Frank E. Denholm is a congressman. He was most active from 1971 to 1975. Frank was born on November 29th, 1923 in Day County, South Dakota.


His military service ended in 1947. George was born on December 20th, 1908 in Bo'ness. George is also known as Uncle. He passed away on June 15th, 1997.


Anne Denholm is a contemporary classical, classical music, harp, and contemporary classical music harp. Anne was born Anne Denholm on July 29th, 1991.


Danny Denholm is a soccer player for the Forfar Athletic F.C., Edinburgh City F.C., Stirling University F.C., and Livingston F.C. Danny was born on August 26th, 1990 in Edinburgh.


David was born in 1924. He left this life on June 19th, 1997.


Lynn was born on October 22nd, 1939.


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Popularity of Denholm as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denholm U.S.
  White 95.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denholm

People with the last name Denholm are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Denholm

  • How Popular is the name Denholm? As a last name Denholm was the 43,885th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Denholm first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Denholm is Thursday, December 27th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Denholm? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Denholm. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Denholm: Your name in reverse order is Mlohned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ohnlmde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denholm? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 491 people with the last name Denholm.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denholm? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Denholm as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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