Olesen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Olesen migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Olesen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Olesen, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Ann C. Olesen, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Olesen (post 1700)

  • Julius Olesen, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1929-31 [1]
  • Anna Dickey Olesen, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Minnesota, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1922 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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