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Olinger Name Meaning

German: variant of Ohlinger . German: habitational name for someone from Ölling in Bavaria or Öllingen near Ulm or from Olingen near Betzdorf.

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

Similar surnames: Oblinger, Slinger, Oliger, Solinger, Ottinger, Ollinger, Bolinger

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Where is the Olinger family from?

You can see how Olinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Olinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Olinger families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 57% of all the recorded Olinger's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Olinger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Olinger. 24% of Olinger men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Olinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olinger were Carpenter and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Olinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Olinger. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Olinger. For the veterans among your Olinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olinger lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Olinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Olinger in 1941 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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