Last Name HOLMES


Meaning Local: At the holm, from residence upon a holm, an islet inm or a flat land besides a river. The world as a place name is common all over England. 'Holm,' place besydone a water. The word is sometimes found spelt 'home' or 'holms.' 'Homes,' probably 'holm,' which signified originally river-islands.
Local: Meadow lands near or surrounded by water, grassy plains; sometimes an island.
Origin English, Jewish, Irish, Creole, South african, Hungarian, Guam

Rank 161 (2000 US census) 145 (1990 US census)
Count 150,166 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 59.22%, or 88928 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 36.52%, or 54841 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.31%, or 466 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.73%, or 1096 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.72%, or 2583 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.5%, or 2252 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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