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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Holton

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The surname Holton is of English origin, and was used to indicate the geographic location where a person had lived or owned land. Persons who used it were likely from towns of the same name in Lincolnshire, Oxford, and Somerset. The placenames are derived from Old English, the first part has various meanings including "holt," which literally meant "forest", the second part is tūn (“settlement”)

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. Any of a number of places in the UK and the US.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Holton

Proof was a hip hop music rapping. He was most active from 1992 to 2006. Proof was given the name DeShaun Dupree Holton on October 2nd, 1973 in Detroit. Proof is also known as Big Proof and Derty Harry. He breathed his last breath on April 11th, 2006.

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Anne Holton is a First Lady of Virginia, Second Lady of Virginia, First Lady of Richmond, Secretary of Education of Virginia, and Virginia Department of Education. Anne was born on February 1st, 1958 in Roanoke, Virginia.

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Gary Holton was a glam rock, hard rock, and folk rock musician. He was most prominent from 1971 to 1985. Gary was given the name Gary Frederick Holton on September 22nd, 1952. He breathed his last breath on October 25th, 1985.

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Mark Holton is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1983. Mark was born on April 2nd, 1958 in Oklahoma, United States.

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A. Linwood Holton, Jr. is an Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. A. was born on September 21st, 1923 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

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Daryl was born on November 23rd, 1961. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 2007.

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How popular is the baby name Holton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 7 0 7
1915 6 0 6
1918 7 0 7
1919 6 0 6
1922 6 0 6
1924 10 0 10
1925 6 0 6
1926 6 0 6
1929 5 0 5
1935 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1938 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1943 6 0 6
1944 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1951 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1986 5 0 5
1989 10 0 10
1990 5 0 5
1991 11 0 11
1992 9 0 9
1993 15 0 15
1994 6 0 6
1995 12 0 12
1996 12 0 12
1997 16 0 16
1998 16 0 16
1999 12 0 12
2000 13 0 13
2001 15 0 15
2002 16 0 16
2003 21 0 21
2004 28 0 28
2005 19 0 19
2006 17 0 17
2007 25 0 25
2008 20 0 20
2009 29 0 29
2010 36 0 36
2011 42 0 42
2012 30 0 30
2013 34 0 34
2014 30 0 30
2015 43 0 43
2016 35 0 35
2017 43 0 43

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Popularity of Holton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Holton U.S.
  White 78.85% 64.26%
  African American 15.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Holton

People with the last name Holton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Holton

  • How Popular is the name Holton? Holton is the 12,840th most popular name of all time. As a last name Holton was the 3,058th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Holton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 734 babies born with the first name Holton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Holton to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Holton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Holton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Holton is Sunday, June 3rd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Holton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Holton was in 2015 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Holton Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Holton is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Holton: Your name in reverse order is Notloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnooth. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Holton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,731 people with the last name Holton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Holton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Holton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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