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Multiple Origins for the Surname Olsen



Olsen Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olsen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Hendrick Olsen, aged 29, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Olsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Julius Olsen, aged 21, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1831
  • Osmund Olsen, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1836
  • A. Olsen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Anders Olsen, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • Olaus Olsen, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Olsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alek Olsen, who arrived in Mississippi in 1900
  • Tobias Olsen, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1903
  • Adolf Olsen, who arrived in New York in 1909
  • Hans Jakob Gunnerus Olsen, who landed in Alabama in 1917
  • Carl Martin Olsen, who arrived in Alabama in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Olsen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Olsen, aged 26, a workman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Bertha J. Olsen, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Carl B. Olsen, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Ole Olsen, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Karen Olsen, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olsen (post 1700)



  • William C. Olsen (b. 1886), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1927-28
  • Thorvald E. Olsen, American politician, Mayor of South Amboy, New Jersey, 1953
  • Stephen F. Olsen, American politician, Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, 1973-87
  • Stella Olsen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1952
  • Sidney R. Olsen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956, 1960
  • Robert L. Olsen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964
  • Richard Olsen, American politician, Mayor of Albany, Oregon, 1979
  • Ralph R. Olsen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1944
  • Pam Olsen (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Olaf E. Olsen (1896-1962), American Democrat politician,Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1942, 1949-56
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Olsen Historic Events


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Olsen Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Gustav Olsen, Swedish Third Class Passenger from Gothenburg, Sweden who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Henry Margido Olsen (d. 1912), aged 28, Norwegian Third Class passenger from Bergen who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mr. Karl Siegwart Andreas Olsen (d. 1912), aged 42, Norwegian Third Class passenger from Trondheim who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Master Arthur Carl Olsen, aged 9, Norwegian Third Class passenger from Trondheim who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 13
  • Mr. Ole Martin Olsen (d. 1912), aged 27, Norwegian Third Class passenger from Sunnhordland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Olsen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Olsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olsen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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