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Origins of the Olson surname

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About the Olsons

We have a total number of 42190 records for people with the last name Olson.

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Where do most Olsons live?

In 1921, most Olsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Olsons

How common is your surname?

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

We have 2,050 records for the Olson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were Olsons most likely to marry?

Johnsons

&

Andersons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Olsons.

What are the most common Olson first names?

  • John
  • Ole
  • Anna
  • Mary

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

Common jobs for Olsons

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

Common Female occupations for Olsons in 1921
Clerks

11

Stenographers And Typists

11

Servant

7

Tailoress

6

Unskilled Miscellaneous Occupations

6

Common Male occupations for Olsons in 1921
Farm Hands

327

General Farmers

246

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

231

Tinsmiths

171

Skilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Electrical Machinery And Accessories

116

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