Olan Family History

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Olan Name Meaning

Spanish (Olán): variant spelling of holán ‘furbelow’, a kind of delicate white fabric frill (originally from Holland, whence the name), used to adorn women’s skirts; possibly therefore a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such frills. This name is found mainly in Mexico and Caribbean Islands. Swedish: probably an ornamental name, but unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Oman, Olin, Olen, Oland, Bean, Olden, Olman, Colan, Rolan, Alan

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Olan Family Origin

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Olan Family Occupations

What did your Olan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gas Cept Salesman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Olan. 25% of Olan men worked as a Gas Cept Salesman and 40% of Olan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olan were Storckeeper Aircraft and Unpaid Domestic Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gas Cept Salesman
  • General Labr (retired)
  • Shoes Dealer (manager)
  • Storckeeper Aircraft

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cleaner
  • Domestic Servant General
  • Unpaid Domestic Work

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

Olan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Olan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Olan. 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 903 military records available for the last name Olan. For the veterans among your Olan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olan Life Expectancy

What is the average Olan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Olan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Olan in 1947 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olan

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