Olney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollaneg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English ana ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.

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


Similar surnames: Onley, Iley, Dolney, Oxley, Corney, Olsen, Gosney, Alvey, Arney

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Olney Family Origin

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Olney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Olney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Olney's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olney. A less common occupation for the Olney family was Laborer.

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Olney Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Olney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Olney in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olney

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