When John Eller Holman was born in July 1850, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Holman, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Jane Eller, was 23. He married Delilah Jane Massengill in 1876, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Lanark, Portage, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1917, in Remy, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Chadwell Cemetery, Campbell, Tennessee, United States.
English (southern): topographic name for a ‘dweller in a hollow’, from hol + man (Old English holh + mann). Compare Holler and Hole .
Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of several locations named Hol, from Dutch hol ‘hollow’, or from Middle Dutch hole, heule ‘(low) arched bridge, weir’.
Dutch: from a pet form, formed with man ‘man’, of the personal name Holle, from an ancient Germanic compound name with the element hold ‘loyalty’, for instance Holdert, Hollebrand, Holger and Holmer. Compare Holleman .
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