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O'loan Family History

O'loan Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: O'ryan, Olan, Sloan, Olman, Ohlman, Olean, O'dean, O'lear, Loan

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Where is the O'loan family from?

You can see how O'loan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'loan family name was found in Scotland between 1851 and 1901. The most O'loan families were found in and Scotland in 1851. In 1851 there was 1 O'loan family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded O'loan's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of O'loan families in 1851.
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name O'loan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'loan 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 237 immigration records available for the last name O'loan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 66 military records available for the last name O'loan. For the veterans among your O'loan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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