When Erlan Alonzo Holt was born on 23 March 1902, in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Leon Wallace Holt, was 29 and his mother, Etta Maria Baker, was 33. He lived in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States in 1920. He died in March 1969, in New York, United States, at the age of 67.
English, North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, from Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, and Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word. In England, the surname is widely distributed, but more common in Lancashire and Yorkshire than elsewhere.