Olin Family History

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Olin Name Meaning

French and Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name with the first element odal. Compare Ohl. Jewish (from Ukraine): from Ukrainian olin ‘stag’. This name is either ornamental or represents a calque of Yiddish personal name Hirsch. Swedish: variant spelling of Ohlin.

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

Similar surnames: Olen, Polin, Dolin, Molin, Ulin, Rolin, Wolin, Colin, Olan, Bolin

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Olin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Olin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Olin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Olin Family Origin

Where is the Olin family from?

Olin Family Occupations

What did your Olin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Olin occupation in the UK was Master Engine Repair. 50% of Olin's were Master Engine Repairs. Master Engine Repair and Translator Of Languages were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Olin.

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  • Master Engine Repair

  • Translator Of Languages


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

Olin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Olin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Olin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Olin. For the veterans among your Olin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olin Life Expectancy

What is the average Olin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Olin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Olin in 1943 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olin 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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