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3/7/2012, 3:01 PM SeaHorse15
3/7/2012, 1:56 AM SeaHorse15

Name Hollier
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English, French
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a male brothel keeper, from a dissimilated variant of Old French #horier# "pimp", which was the agent noun of #hore# "whore, prostitute". #Hollier# was probably also used as an abusive nickname in Middle English and Old French. As an English surname it may in some cases derive from Middle English #holi(e)# or #holin# meaning "holly (tree)", denoting a person who lived by a holly grove or a conspicuous holly tree.
Added 3/7/2012 by SeaHorse15