Oberley Family History

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Oberley Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Swiss Oberle.

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

Similar surnames: Oberly, Berley, Bergey, Begley, Oberle, Coberley, Eberle, Berkey

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Oberley Family Origin

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Oberley Family Occupations

What did your Oberley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oberley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Oberley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carriage Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberley. A less common occupation for the Oberley family was Fishing Supplies.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carriage Builder

  • Fishing Supplies


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

Oberley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oberley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberley 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 72 immigration records available for the last name Oberley. 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 293 military records available for the last name Oberley. For the veterans among your Oberley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberley Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Oberley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Oberley in 1960 was 55, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberley 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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