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Obenhaus Family History

Obenhaus Name Meaning

German: ostensibly a topographic name for someone who lived in a house that was situated higher than others nearby e.g. at the upper end of a village from oben ‘up above’ + Haus ‘house’ (Middle High German oben(e) ‘up above’ + hūs ‘house’). However it may actually be a hypercorrected form of Obenaus a nickname for an upstart a shortened form of oben hinaus (oben ‘up above’ + hinaus ‘out’ indicating direction). In a way a variant of Obenauf .

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


Similar surnames: Obenauer, Neuhaus, Steinhaus, Obenauf, Niehaus, Oberhaus, Osterhaus

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Where is the Obenhaus family from?

You can see how Obenhaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obenhaus family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Obenhaus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Obenhaus families living in Missouri. This was about 46% of all the recorded Obenhaus's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Obenhaus families in 1880.
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What did your Obenhaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Obenhaus. 30% of Obenhaus men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Carpenter
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 93 immigration records available for the last name Obenhaus. 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 216 military records available for the last name Obenhaus. For the veterans among your Obenhaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Obenhaus lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Obenhaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Obenhaus in 1952 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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