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Oetken Family History

Oetken Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Odo (see Ode and Otto ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Oetjen, Heiken, Onken, Osten, Oeltjen, Otten, Gerken, Oetzel, Geiken

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Where is the Oetken family from?

You can see how Oetken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oetken family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Oetken families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Oetken families living in Texas. This was about 41% of all the recorded Oetken's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Oetken families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oetken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oetken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oetken. 37% of Oetken men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Oetken women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oetken were Salesman and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oetken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oetken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 338 immigration records available for the last name Oetken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 489 military records available for the last name Oetken. For the veterans among your Oetken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oetken lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oetken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Oetken in 1954 was 53, and 64 in 2004.

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