From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
HÓLT—VIII—Holt, Holte; 'son of Holt' (a personal name, or nickname, apparently of Norse origin, found in Domesday Book); an old surname still in use in Kildare and Wicklow. It is to be distinguished from the Anglo-Norman surname 'le Holde,' i.e., the freeholder, which was in use in Ireland in the 13th century when William de Holde was one of the townsmen of Kilmallock.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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