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Question: Can anyone tell me about the last name Holland!?
Just curious!. I know someone who has this last name!.

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Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic ó hóileáin, a variant of ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’!. Compare Whelan!.
English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hoh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’!. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch!.
English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

When my ancestors came to the US From County Cork, Ireland, The immigration people shortened their O'Houlihan name to Holland(easier to say and spell)Www@QuestionHome@Com