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Olan Family History

Olan Name Meaning
Spanish (Olán): variant spelling of holán ‘furbelow’, a kind of delicate white fabric frill (originally from Holland, whence the name), used to adorn women’s skirts; possibly therefore a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such frills. This name is found mainly in Mexico and Caribbean Islands. RS, DK, kh.Swedish: probably an ornamental name, but unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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8,291 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
909 Military Records
1,045 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Olan Families

  • Number of Olan families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Olan families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Olan last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Olan Family Origin

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Olan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Olan

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Olan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Olan Civil War Service Records

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