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Olsson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Ola a short form of Olof Swedish variant of Olaf (see Olafsen ) or a shortened form of the patronymic Olofsson (see Olofson ). Compare Ohlsson Oleson and Olson . German (Eastphalia): patronymic from a short form of the personal name Ulrich .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ohlsson, Jonsson, Classon, Nilsson, Holston, Sisson, Olson, Colston

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Where is the Olsson family from?

You can see how Olsson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olsson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Olsson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Olsson families living in Manitoba. This was about 39% of all the recorded Olsson's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Olsson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olsson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olsson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Olsson. 89% of Olsson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Olsson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olsson 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 120,000 immigration records available for the last name Olsson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Olsson. For the veterans among your Olsson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olsson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Olsson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Olsson in 1941 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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