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Oberdick Name Meaning

Variant of North German Oberdieck, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘over the dike’, from ober (standardized High German form of Low German over) + Low German die(c)k ‘dike’.

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


Similar surnames: Oberbeck, Overlock, Overbeck, Bernick, Bendick, Tendick, Bennick

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Where is the Oberdick family from?

You can see how Oberdick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oberdick family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Oberdick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Oberdick families living in Missouri. This was about 42% of all the recorded Oberdick's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Oberdick families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oberdick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oberdick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeping were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oberdick. 39% of Oberdick men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Oberdick women worked as a Housekeeping. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oberdick were Farm and Stenographer.

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Gardener
    12%
  • Farm
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeping
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oberdick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberdick 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Oberdick. 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 334 military records available for the last name Oberdick. For the veterans among your Oberdick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oberdick lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oberdick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Oberdick in 1963 was 65, and 69 in 2004.

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