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Where did the Norwegian Olsen family come from? What is the Norwegian Olsen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Olsen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Olsen family history?

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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


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


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


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  • 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

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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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