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Obenauf Family History

Obenauf Name Meaning

German:: topographic name for someone who lived ‘up there’. alternatively it may be a nickname for an optimistic person always 'up on top’.

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

Similar surnames: Obenhaus, Obenauer, Beu, Sberna, Beach, Abend, Overall, Hoerauf, Bena

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Where is the Obenauf family from?

You can see how Obenauf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obenauf family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Obenauf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Obenauf families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Obenauf's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Obenauf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Obenauf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Obenauf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Obenauf. 59% of Obenauf men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Obenauf women worked as a 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
  • Laborer
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 698 census records available for the last name Obenauf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obenauf 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 141 immigration records available for the last name Obenauf. 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 298 military records available for the last name Obenauf. For the veterans among your Obenauf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Obenauf lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Obenauf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Obenauf in 1954 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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