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OLSON - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname OLSON

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Definition: From the Old Norse "Oleifr," meaning "son of Olaf," or ancestor's relic.

Surname Origin: Scandanavian

Alternate Surname Spellings: OLSEN

More Resources for the Surname OLSON :

Common Surname Search Tips
Tips and tricks for researching common surnames and picking your OLSON ancestors out from the crowd.

OLSON Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of OLSON ancestors around the world.

OLSON Family Trees on the Web
The AOL Genealogy Forum has collected a number of Web pages related to Olson genealogy.

FamilySearch - OLSON Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the OLSON surname.

OLSON Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Olson surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - OLSON Genealogy & Family Resources
Find links to free and commercial resources for the Olson surname.

Cousin Connect - OLSON Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname OLSON, and sign up for free notification when new Olson queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - OLSON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name OLSON.

MyCinnamonToast.com - OLSON Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the OLSON surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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