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Otterbein Family History

Otterbein Name Meaning
German: nickname from Middle High German oter ‘otter’ + bein ‘bone’, ‘leg’; its precise application is unclear.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

13,726 Historical Documents with Otterbein on Ancestry.com
3,320 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
632 Military Records
374 Immigration Records
2,177 Census and Voter Lists
7,223 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Otterbein Families

  • Number of Otterbein families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Otterbein families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Otterbein last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Otterbein census records

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Otterbein Family Origin

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Otterbein Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Otterbein

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Otterbein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Otterbein census records

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Otterbein Civil War Service Records

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