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The OLESEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,920 14314 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 630 8016 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +1290 -6298 0 -6
Other Countries
Australia 93 15210 0.001 6
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for OLESEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 216 11586 0.001 6
Minnesota 158 4316 0.003 32
Iowa 132 3070 0.005 45
Illinois 131 9922 0.001 11
Florida 119 14425 0.001 7
Top States for OLESEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 75 1304 0.010 99
Iowa 132 3070 0.005 45
Minnesota 158 4316 0.003 32
North Dakota 19 5893 0.003 30
Utah 58 4402 0.003 26


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called OLESEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called OLESEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called OLESEN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a OLESEN by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of OLESEN

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the OLESEN surname.

Ethnic distribution of OLESEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 52 2.71
Mixed Race 23 1.2
Asian/Pacific 6 0.31
White (Caucasian) 1,831 95.36
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the OLESEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

OLESEN is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of OLESEN in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of OLESEN.

Similar names to OLESEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as OLESEN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for OLESEN

The following words are slight variants of OLESEN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.