Oberdorf Family History

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Oberdorf Name Meaning

from a habitational name from any of several places so named in all parts of Germany. topographic name for someone who lived at the upper part of a village, from ober ‘up’, ‘above’ + Dorf ‘village’ .

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


Similar surnames: Overdorf, Ohlendorf, Seedorf, Kasdorf, Berry, Burgdorf, Oberbeck

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Oberdorf Family Origin

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Oberdorf Family Occupations

What did your Oberdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberdorf. A less common occupation for the Oberdorf family was Canal Man. The most common Oberdorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Oberdorf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Engineer

    9%
  • Canal Man

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oberdorf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oberdorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oberdorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberdorf 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Oberdorf. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oberdorf. For the veterans among your Oberdorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberdorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberdorf lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Oberdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Oberdorf in 1945 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberdorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberdorf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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