Holland Surname Origin
(Locality). A name given to a native of that country, which was so called from Hollow-land, because it abounds with ditches full of water. Bailey is of opinion that the Danes who conquered Holland, so called it from an island in the Baltic of the same name, from ol, beer, drink. Why not from Hold land, the land taken and kept, held, governed?
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Holland Surname Meaning and Family Facts
Holland Last Name Meaning
Search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.
There is more to
Holland family history than the origin of your surname:
Start your Genealogy to find your personal Holland family ancestry. It's easy to get started. Just begin your family tree with what you already know. Learn More.
A Holland Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke
To find additional surnames, choose the first letter of surname:
It's Easy to Start your Family Tree
- Genealogy Records Search
Search for your ancestors by record type.
- Search by Location
Search for your ancestors by country.
- Free Genealogy
Free genealogy resources: charts, lessons, software, databases, look ups, relationship charts, form letters, translation services.
- Ancestry.com Coupons & Deals
Special offers, coupons, coupon codes, discounts, sales & deals
- Mormon Genealogy
Find your family in the free online databases of digitized original world-wide records.