Ohlson Family History

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Ohlson Name Meaning

Scandinavian: variant of Ohlsson; or an Americanized spelling of Ohlsen. Dutch: patronymic from the name Ole, a short form of a Germanic compound personal name formed with the initial element odal (see Ohl).

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

Similar surnames: Nelson, Kelson, Oveson, Ohlsen, Elson, Belson, Olsson, Ohlsson

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Ohlson Family Origin

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Ohlson Family Occupations

What did your Ohlson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Laboring were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ohlson. The most common Ohlson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Ohlson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ohlson family was Works In Saw Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laboring

  • Works In Saw Mill


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

Ohlson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ohlson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohlson 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Ohlson. 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 Ohlson. For the veterans among your Ohlson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ohlson Life Expectancy

What is the average Ohlson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ohlson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ohlson in 1961 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ohlson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ohlson 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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