Oleson Family History

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Oleson Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from O(e)le (see Olen). Americanized spelling of Olsen.

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

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

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Oleson Family Origin

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Oleson Family Occupations

What did your Oleson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Oleson occupation in the UK was N E Ry Engine Driver. 25% of Oleson's were N E Ry Engine Drivers. A less common occupation for the Oleson family was Superannuated Rigger. N E Ry Engine Driver, Ship Porter (Dock) and Ship Rigger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oleson.

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  • N E Ry Engine Driver

  • Ship Porter (Dock)

  • Ship Rigger

  • Superannuated Rigger


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

Oleson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Oleson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oleson 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Oleson. 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 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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Oleson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oleson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oleson 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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