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Oelrich Name Meaning

German (Ölrich): variant of Ulrich, from the Germanic personal name Odalrich (see Oehl 1).

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

Similar surnames: Ohlrich, Hedrich, Weirich, Helmich, Helfrich, Ulrich, Eirich, Olbrich

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Where is the Oelrich family from?

You can see how Oelrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oelrich family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Oelrich families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Oelrich families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Oelrich's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Oelrich families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oelrich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oelrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oelrich. 44% of Oelrich men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Labor
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oelrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oelrich 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Oelrich. 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 612 military records available for the last name Oelrich. For the veterans among your Oelrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oelrich lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oelrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Oelrich in 1962 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

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