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Ölsen is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

Olsen (surname)

Olsen is a Danish- Norwegian patronymic surname meaning "son of Ole". The surname Olesen has a similar origin. The Swedish parallel form is Olsson – "son of Ola". Danish and Norwegian immigrants to English-speaking countries often changed the spelling to Olson in order to accommodate English orthographic rules.

Notable people with the surname include:

  • Anton Olsen, Spanish-American War Medal of Honor recipient
  • Ben Olsen (born 1977), American soccer player
  • Bjørnar Olsen Norwegian archaeologist
  • Brian Olsen (born 1975), American mixed martial artist
  • Carsten Olsen, Danish plant ecologist and physiologist
  • Charles Olsen, American poet renowned for his provocative style and large body of works
  • Frances Olsen (born 1945), American law professor at UCLA, feminist law scholar.
  • Greg Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Gregory Olsen (born 1945), American entrepreneur and scientist, space tourist
  • Harold Olsen (1895–1953), American college sports coach
  • Helle Olson, better known as Helle Helle, Danish writer born 1965
  • Jens Olsen (1872–1945), Danish clockmaker and locksmith
  • John Olsen (born 1928), Australian artist
  • John Olsen, 42nd Premier of South Australia
  • Ken Olsen (1926–2011), American engineer, co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Kristoffer Olsen (1883–1948), a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Larry Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Lisa Olsen (born 1956), Canadian skydiver
  • Martin Olsen, Danish boxer
  • Merlin Olsen, Hall of Fame NFL American football player and TV color commentator
  • Michael Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Niels Olsen, original name of Cornelius Cruys, 17th Century Norwegian-Dutch admiral in the Russian service
  • Ole Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Peder Olsen Walløe (1716–1793), Danish-Norwegian Arctic explorer
  • Penelope Diane Olsen, Australian ornithologist and author
  • Peter B. Olsen (1848–1926), American politician
  • Scott Olsen (born 1984), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins
  • Súni Olsen, a Faroese football player
  • Tillie Olsen (1912–2007), American writer, feminist, and political activist
  • Viktor Olsen (born 1924), Norwegian long-distance runner
  • Olsen (first name?) A controversial 19th century cartographer and Danish nationalist (see Duchy of Schleswig#Name and naming dispute)