The origin of the distinguished Ohlsen family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Ohlsen is derived from the Scandianavian personal name
Oleifr, which also took the forms Olaf, Olof, and Olav. This name is composed of the elements ans, which means god, and leifr, which means relic. The suffix -sson and its variants are translatable as son of.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ohlsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H V Ohlsen, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)