Oberholtzer Family History

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Oberholtzer Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German ober ‘above’ (or German ober- ‘upper’) + holz ‘wood’ + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant, a topographic name for someone who lived above a wood or on the far side of it, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived in a place known as Oberholtz (‘upper wood’).

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


Similar surnames: Overholt, Holtzer, Holter, Oberhelman, Buchalter, Bechler, Bolter

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Oberholtzer Family Origin

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Oberholtzer Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Oberholtzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Oberholtzer's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberholtzer. A less common occupation for the Oberholtzer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Oberholtzer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oberholtzer Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Oberholtzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Oberholtzer in 1953 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

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