When Jesse Thomas Holmes was born on 28 February 1859, in Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Armstrong Holmes, was 27 and his mother, Susan Jane Parker, was 29. He died on 6 September 1867, in Cartwright Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 8, and was buried in Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.
English: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).
Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).
Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.
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