Oberst Family History

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Oberst Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived at the highest part of a village on a hillside, from Middle High German obrist ‘uppermost’ (later oberst), superlative form of Ober.

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


Similar surnames: Ober, Oberle, Borst, Obert, Oest, Best, Obst, Gerst, Burst, Abert

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Oberst Family Origin

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Oberst Family Occupations

What did your Oberst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oberst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Oberst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oberst family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberst.

View Census data for Oberst | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%
  • Harness Maker

    4%

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

Oberst Historical Records

What Oberst family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oberst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Oberst

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Oberst. 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 Oberst. For the veterans among your Oberst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberst Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberst lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Oberst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Oberst in 1959 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberst 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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