Ohlsen Family History

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Ohlsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: variant of Olsen. North German: patronymic from Ohl.

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

Similar surnames: Olsen, Ohlson, Johnsen, Olden, Olesen, Nelsen, Jessen, Holsen, Osen

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Ohlsen Family Origin

Where is the Ohlsen family from?

Ohlsen Family Occupations

What did your Ohlsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ohlsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Ohlsen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ohlsen. A less common occupation for the Ohlsen family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ohlsen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ohlsen Historical Records

What Ohlsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ohlsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohlsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ohlsen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ohlsen. For the veterans among your Ohlsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ohlsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Ohlsen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ohlsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ohlsen in 1949 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ohlsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ohlsen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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