Olean Family History

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Olean Name Meaning

Respelling of French Oléon, which may be an altered form of Auléon ‘(son) of Léon’.

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

Similar surnames: Blan, Dean, Lean, Wean, Osen, Olman, Olen, Organ, Kleman, Oen

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Olean Family Origin

Where is the Olean family from?

Olean Family Occupations

What did your Olean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Clerk Cloth Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olean. A less common occupation for the Olean family was Drover. The most common Olean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Olean's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk Cloth Store

  • Drover


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Olean ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Olean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Olean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olean 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Olean. 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 151 military records available for the last name Olean. For the veterans among your Olean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olean Life Expectancy

What is the average Olean lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Olean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Olean in 1963 was 94, and 103 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olean ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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