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Oleson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Olsen and Olesen and also of the Swedish cognate Olsson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Olson, Oveson, Olsson, Ohlson, Olen, Clason, Okeson, Ohlsson, Lyson

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Where is the Oleson family from?

You can see how Oleson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oleson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Oleson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Oleson families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Oleson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Oleson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oleson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oleson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oleson. 25% of Oleson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Oleson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oleson were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Oleson. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Oleson. For the veterans among your Oleson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oleson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oleson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Oleson in 1943 was 24, and 69 in 2004.

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