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Ols Family History

Ols 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: Oss, Old, Olm, Olk, Ola, Olp, Oles, Oas, Els, Dols

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Where is the Ols family from?

You can see how Ols families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ols family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ols families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Ols families living in Indiana. This was about 89% of all the recorded Ols's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Ols families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ols surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ols ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Candy Wrapper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ols. 67% of Ols men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Ols women worked as a Candy Wrapper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Candy Wrapper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ols. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ols 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Ols. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ols. For the veterans among your Ols ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ols lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ols life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ols in 1956 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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