Obenauf Family History

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Obenauf Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived ‘up there’. alternatively, it may be a nickname for an upstart or a go-getter, from the same word in the sense ‘up on top’.

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

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

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Obenauf Family Origin

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Obenauf Family Occupations

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In 1880, Butcher and Works In Oil Refinery were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Obenauf. The most common Obenauf occupation in the USA was Butcher. 50% of Obenauf's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Works In Oil Refinery


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Obenauf Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Obenauf Life Expectancy

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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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