Olm Name Meaning

German: habitational name from places near Mainz or in Lower Saxony (near Lüneburg), so named from an old element, ulm ‘mud’. In some instances the surname may be topographic. Dutch and Catalan: topographic name from Dutch and Old Catalan olm ‘elm’, from Latin ulmus.

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


Similar surnames: Elm, Holm, Olmo, Alm, Olk, Kolm, Ohm, Old, Palm, Olp

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Olm Family Origin

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Olm Family Occupations

What did your Olm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Olm. 24% of Olm men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Olm women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olm were Foreman and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Cashier
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%

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

Olm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Olm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olm 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 562 immigration records available for the last name Olm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Olm. For the veterans among your Olm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olm Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Olm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Olm in 1959 was 68, and 88 in 2004.

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