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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

What did your Olen ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    26%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Boarding House Keeper

    4%

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Olen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Olen. For the veterans among your Olen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olen Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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