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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’ + hus ‘house’). However, it may actually be a hypercorrected form of Obenaus, a nickname for an upstart, a reduced form of oben hinaus (oben ‘up’, ‘above’ + hinaus ‘out’, indicating direction).

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

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

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Obenhaus Family Origin

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Obenhaus Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Obenhaus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Obenhaus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Obenhaus family was Farming. Farmer, Music Teacher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Obenhaus.

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  • Farmer

  • Music Teacher

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Obenhaus Life Expectancy

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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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