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Holden 1
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Holden 2
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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HOL-dən  [key]
Other Forms FormsHoldin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin

Meaning & History

habitational name from one or more of various places so named especially Holden in Haslingden (Lancashire) but also Holden in Bolton and Holden in Silsden (both Yorkshire) Holedean Farm in Henfield and Holden in Rotherfield (both Sussex) Holding Farm in Cheriton and Woolding Farm in Whitchurch (Hampshire) and Holden in Southborough (Kent). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hol "deep, hollow" and denu "valley" meaning "deep valley" though Holden in Rotherfield (Sussex) and Holden in Southborough (Kent) may have Old English denn "pasture" as the final element.
Added 6/28/2023 by Paradiso36