When Francis H. Holland was born in February 1890, in Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harry Leland Stanford Holland, was 28 and his mother, Linda Rae Shade, was 28. He had at least 2 sons with Lona Mae Wolf. He died on 1 December 1961, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71.
English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.
English: habitational name from Downholland or Upholland (Lancashire), Hulland (Derbyshire), the Parts of Holland, one of the three administrative subdivisions of Lincolnshire, any of the four places called Hoyland (southern Yorkshire), and possibly Great and Little Holland (Essex). The placenames all derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + land ‘land’.
English: habitational name either from Hoeland (Farm) in Bury (Sussex), or from Holland's Barn in Albourne (Sussex). The placename in Bury has the same etymology as in 1 above, while the placename in Albourne may derive from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + land ‘land’.
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