When James Limebury Holman was born in 1803, his father, Rowland Morgan Holman, was 20 and his mother, Mary Limbery, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Mary. He died on 28 December 1841, in Northam, Devon, England, at the age of 38.
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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