Olen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Oele, Oole, a short form of any of the Germanic compound names with the first element odal ‘wealth’, e.g. Odelbert (with second element berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’). Swedish (Olén, Ölén): probably an ornamental name; etymology unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Olin, Oden, Bolen, Nolen, Osen, Olden, Olan, Oren, Dolen, Colen

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Olen Family Origin

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Olen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    26%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Boarding House Keeper

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olen. A less common occupation for the Olen family was Boarding House Keeper. The most common Olen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Olen's were Farmers.

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Olen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Olen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Olen in 1942 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olen

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