Olson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen.

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


Similar surnames: Oleson, Ohlson, Olsson, Olsen, Olesen, Elson, Ohlsson, Monson, Osen

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Olson Family Origin

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Olson Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    9%
  • Crofter

    6%
  • Seaman

    6%
  • Annuit

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Olson family was Annuit. Tailor, Crofter and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olson. The most common Olson occupation in the UK was Tailor. 9% of Olson's were Tailors.

Source: Census data for Olson | Data not to scale

Olson Historical Records

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Olson Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Olson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Olson in 1940 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olson

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