Oelkers Family History

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Oelkers Name Meaning

German (Ölkers): patronymic from Oelke 1. Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Ulrich.

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


Similar surnames: Elfers, Helmers, Oelke, Elbers, Reckers, Eggers, Elpers, Volkers

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Oelkers Family Origin

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Oelkers Family Occupations

What did your Oelkers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oelkers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Oelkers's were Farmers. Farmer, Iron Moulder and Liquor Stor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oelkers. A less common occupation for the Oelkers family was Milk Dealer.

View Census data for Oelkers | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    50%
  • Iron Moulder

    7%
  • Liquor Stor

    7%
  • Milk Dealer

    7%

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

Oelkers Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oelkers Life Expectancy

What is the average Oelkers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Oelkers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Oelkers in 1941 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oelkers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oelkers 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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