Olea Family History

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Olea Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from places in the provinces of Cantabria, Palencia, and Burgos named Olea, possibly from Basque ola ‘forge’, ‘ironworks’ + the definite article -a.

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

Similar surnames: Ola, Morea, Oliva, Olmeda, Colla, Cea, Pla, Osen, Oen, Poley

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Olea Family Origin

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Olea Family Occupations

What did your Olea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Olea. 59% of Olea men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Section Hand
  • Ranch Helper
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Olea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Olea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olea 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 Olea. 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 526 military records available for the last name Olea. For the veterans among your Olea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olea Life Expectancy

What is the average Olea lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Olea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Olea in 1958 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olea 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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