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Origins of the Olsen surname

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About the Olsens

We have a total number of 59196 records for people with the last name Olsen.

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Where do most Olsens live?

In 1921, most Olsens lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Olsens

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 6,610 records for the Olsen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1872.

Who were Olsens most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Olsen first names?

  • Ole
  • Hans
  • Anne
  • Anna

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Common jobs for Olsens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Olsens in 1921


General Servant Domestic




Domestic Servant


Housemaid Domestic


Common Male occupations for Olsens in 1921
Able Seaman




Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


A B Seaman




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