Obenauer Family History

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Obenauer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by or owned a water meadow at the upper end of a village, or held land there, from oben ‘up’, ‘above’ + Au ‘water meadow’ (Middle High German oben ‘up’, ‘above’ + ouwe ‘water meadow’) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Obenhaus, Feinauer, Beaber, Hanauer, Obenauf, Rubenacker, Bauer

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Obenauer Family Origin

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Obenauer Family Occupations

What did your Obenauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Obenauer occupation in the USA was Barber. 11% of Obenauer's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Obenauer family was Farmer. Barber, Carpenter and Cutter In Shirt Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Obenauer.

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  • Barber

  • Carpenter

  • Cutter In Shirt Factory

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Obenauer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Obenauer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 361 immigration records available for the last name Obenauer. 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 Card

There are 725 military records available for the last name Obenauer. For the veterans among your Obenauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Obenauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Obenauer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Obenauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Obenauer in 1962 was 85, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Obenauer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Obenauer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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