根據Wikipedia的解釋, Hollister 是一個姓, 源於英格蘭Gloucester Region. 在解釋中提到, 一些姓氏字典, 將Hollister視為
(1) Dweller by the holly tree 住在冬青樹旁的居民
(2) Whoremonger 嫖客/皮條客
不過,這些說法幾乎都沒什麼證據, 因此, 值得懷疑
Hollister is an Englishfamily name from the Gloucester Region of England, United Kingdom , now most populous in the United States of America .In 1992, it was estimated that there were 2204 households in the USA , 94 in Canada , 81 in Australia , 21 in New Zealand , and 371 in Great Britain .
DerivationOne source suggests that the nameHollister is associated with Hollier, in the same way that Baxter is known tobe a 'feminine' form of Baker. The IGI suggests that the strongholdof the Hollister name is Wickwar in Gloucestershire, which happens also to bethe stronghold of the Hallier surname, rather than Hollier.
The surname dictionaries usuallyreference a link between Hollister and Hollier and variously describe itsmeaning as relating to Old English or Old French words meaning ‘Dweller by theholly tree’ - hardly surprising - or ‘Whoremonger’ which most of us wouldprefer to pass over quickly. Such dictionaries rarely give any proof of suchassertions and so must be considered as speculative.
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