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Olney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollaneg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English ana ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.

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


Similar surnames: Onley, Iley, Dolney, Oxley, Corney, Olsen, Gosney, Alvey, Arney

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Olney Family Origin

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Olney Family Occupations

What did your Olney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Olney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 64% of Olney's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmerm and Hairdresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olney. A less common occupation for the Olney family was School.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Farmerm

    9%
  • Hairdresser

    9%
  • School

    9%

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Olney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Olney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Olney. 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 Olney. For the veterans among your Olney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olney Life Expectancy

What is the average Olney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Olney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Olney in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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