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Ohlsen Family History

Ohlsen Name Meaning

Danish North German and Norwegian: variant of Olsen . It is very rare in Norway. Compare Ohlson . 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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Where is the Ohlsen family from?

You can see how Ohlsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohlsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ohlsen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 38 Ohlsen families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Ohlsen's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Ohlsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ohlsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ohlsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ohlsen. 19% of Ohlsen men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Ohlsen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohlsen were Salesman and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Accountant
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 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 Lists

There are 6,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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