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Oveson Family History

Oveson Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Ovesen, a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element which probably meant ‘spear’.

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

7,013 Historical Documents with Oveson on Ancestry.com
1,889 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
280 Military Records
198 Immigration Records
1,346 Census and Voter Lists
3,300 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Oveson Families

  • Number of Oveson families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Oveson families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Oveson last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Oveson Family Origin

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Oveson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Oveson

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Oveson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Oveson

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