Olan Family History

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Olan Name Meaning

Spanish (Olán): variant spelling of holán ‘furbelow’, a kind of delicate white fabric frill (originally from Holland, whence the name), used to adorn women’s skirts; possibly therefore a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such frills. This name is found mainly in Mexico and Caribbean Islands. Swedish: probably an ornamental name, but unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Oman, Olin, Olen, Oland, Bean, Olden, Olman, Colan, Rolan, Alan

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Olan Family Origin

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Olan Family Occupations

What did your Olan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and In Sugar House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olan. The most common Olan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Olan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Olan family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • In Sugar House

  • Keeping House


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

Olan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Olan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Olan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 903 military records available for the last name Olan. For the veterans among your Olan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olan Life Expectancy

What is the average Olan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Olan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Olan in 1947 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olan 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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