Olm Name Meaning

German: habitational name from places near Mainz or in Lower Saxony (near Lüneburg), so named from an old element, ulm ‘mud’. In some instances the surname may be topographic. Dutch and Catalan: topographic name from Dutch and Old Catalan olm ‘elm’, from Latin ulmus.

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

Similar surnames: Elm, Holm, Olmo, Alm, Olk, Kolm, Ohm, Old, Palm, Olp

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Olm Family Origin

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Olm Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Olm family was Painter. The most common Olm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Olm's were Farmers. Farmer, Florist and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olm.

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  • Farmer

  • Florist

  • Laborer

  • Painter


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Olm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Olm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olm 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 562 immigration records available for the last name Olm. 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 Olm. For the veterans among your Olm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olm Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Olm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Olm in 1959 was 68, and 88 in 2004.

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