Show ContentsOhlson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Ohlson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Ohlson 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.

Ohlson Ranking

In the United States, the name Ohlson is the 17,631st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Ohlson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ohlson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caroline Ohlson, aged 5, who landed in New York in 1864 2
  • Christine Ohlson, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1864 2
  • Emma Ohlson, aged 2, who landed in New York in 1864 2
  • Johan Ohlson, aged 12, who arrived in New York in 1864 2
  • Johanna Ohlson, aged 38, who landed in New York in 1864 2
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