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Olin Family History

Olin Name Meaning

French and Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name with the first element odal. Compare Ohl. Jewish (from Ukraine): from Ukrainian olin ‘stag’. This name is either ornamental or represents a calque of Yiddish personal name Hirsch. Swedish: variant spelling of Ohlin.

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


Similar surnames: Olen, Polin, Dolin, Molin, Ulin, Rolin, Wolin, Colin, Olan, Bolin

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Where is the Olin family from?

You can see how Olin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Olin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Olin families living in New York. This was about 54% of all the recorded Olin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Olin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Olin. 14% of Olin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Olin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olin were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Olin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Olin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Olin. For the veterans among your Olin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Olin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Olin in 1943 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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