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Obenauer Family History

Obenauer Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Where is the Obenauer family from?

You can see how Obenauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obenauer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Obenauer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Obenauer families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Obenauer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Obenauer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Obenauer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Obenauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Obenauer. 25% of Obenauer men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Obenauer women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Obenauer were Butcher and Teacher. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Butcher
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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