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Olson Family History

Olson Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen.

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

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889,942 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
121,163 Military Records
156,849 Immigration Records
714,827 Census and Voter Lists
737,085 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Olson Families

  • Number of Olson families
     3,586 - 7,169
     1,196 - 3,585
     1 - 1,195
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Olson families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Olson families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Olson Family Origin

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Olson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Olson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Olson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Olson census records

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Olson Civil War Service Records

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