Olafson Family History

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Olafson Name Meaning

Scandinavian: patronymic from the common personal name Olaf.

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


Similar surnames: Alfson, Olsson, Rolfson, Classon, Clawson, Lifson, Clayson, Elofson

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Olafson Family Origin

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Olafson Family Occupations

What did your Olafson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Olafson. 23% of Olafson men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Olafson women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olafson were Carpenter and Dental Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • House Work
    9%
  • Dental Nurse
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Olafson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Olafson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olafson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Olafson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 574 military records available for the last name Olafson. For the veterans among your Olafson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olafson Life Expectancy

What is the average Olafson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Olafson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Olafson in 1954 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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