Olszewski Family History

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Olszewski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Olsze, Olszew, Olszewa, or Olszewo, named with Polish olsza ‘alder’.

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

Similar surnames: Olszanski, Laszewski, Liszewski, Golaszewski, Ciszewski, Lazowski

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Olszewski Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Olszewski name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Olszewski. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Baltic States


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Olszewski Family Origin

Where is the Olszewski family from?

Olszewski Family Occupations

What did your Olszewski ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Olszewski family was Keeps Barber Shop. Laborer and Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Olszewski. The most common Olszewski occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Olszewski's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Keeps Barber Shop


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Olszewski ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Olszewski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Olszewski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olszewski 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Olszewski. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Olszewski. For the veterans among your Olszewski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olszewski Life Expectancy

What is the average Olszewski lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Olszewski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Olszewski in 1944 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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