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Where is the Oberlin family from?
You can see how Oberlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oberlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Oberlin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Oberlin families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Oberlin's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Oberlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oberlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oberlin. 20% of Oberlin men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Oberlin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oberlin were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.