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Odenthal Family History

Odenthal Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Odenthal northeast of Cologne, formerly named Udendar, from a prehistoric creek name, Udandra.

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

Similar surnames: Rosenthal, Lowenthal, Trentham, Lilienthal, Denham, Bentham, Bernthal

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Where is the Odenthal family from?

You can see how Odenthal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Odenthal family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Odenthal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Odenthal families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Odenthal's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Odenthal families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Odenthal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Odenthal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Odenthal. 27% of Odenthal men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Odenthal women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Odenthal were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Odenthal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odenthal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 303 immigration records available for the last name Odenthal. 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 Cards

There are 751 military records available for the last name Odenthal. For the veterans among your Odenthal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odenthal lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Odenthal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Odenthal in 1957 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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