Olesen Family History

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Olesen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: variant of Olsen.

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


Similar surnames: Olsen, Ohlsen, Olson, Ottesen, Holsen, Clasen, Olden, Oveson, Kleven

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Olesen Family Origin

Where is the Olesen family from?

Olesen Family Occupations

What did your Olesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Olesen family was Farming. The most common Olesen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Olesen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olesen.

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Olesen Historical Records

What Olesen family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Olesen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Olesen. 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 Olesen. For the veterans among your Olesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Olesen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Olesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Olesen in 1944 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olesen 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.

Famous Olesen Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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