Begun in November 2003, the Holland Surname Project includes the surnames Holland, Hollan, Hollans, and Hillen. Other closely related names are welcome to join our group. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Holland was the 249th most common surname in the United States in 2000, the most recent census for which such data is available, up from 256th in 1990. There are 125,987 people in the U. S. with the last name Holland. The full website for this project is at http://www.hollandfamily.us/DNA/index.htm.