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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

How common is your surname?

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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Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Olsens.

What are the most common Olsen first names?

  • Ole
  • Hans
  • Anne
  • Anna

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Olsen family members

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
Dressmaker

27

General Servant Domestic

22

Laundress

15

Domestic Servant

14

Housemaid Domestic

14

Common Male occupations for Olsens in 1921
Able Seaman

532

Seaman

113

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

102

A B Seaman

91

Carpenter

86

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