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Olma Family History

Olma Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Olm, Ola, Olmo, Olea, Alma, Olman, Ma, Omar, Osman, Holm

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Where is the Olma family from?

You can see how Olma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olma family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Olma families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 10 Olma families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 71% of all the recorded Olma's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Olma families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Olma. 50% of Olma men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Olma women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
    50%
  • Machinist
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Olma family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 428 census records available for the last name Olma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olma 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Olma. 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 36 military records available for the last name Olma. For the veterans among your Olma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olma lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Olma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Olma in 1967 was 64, and 86 in 2004.

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