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Oeser Name Meaning

North German: from the Germanic personal name Ans-her, composed of Old Saxon ans ‘god’ + hari, heri ‘army’. The -e indicates lengthening of the preceding vowel, but since through humanist practice the umlaut ö was frequently rendered as oe it is mostly pronounced as an umlaut in modern German.

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


Similar surnames: Oser, Goeser, Keser, Opper, Leser, Osen, Eber, Heser, Roeser, Oester

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Where is the Oeser family from?

You can see how Oeser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oeser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Oeser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Oeser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Oeser's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Oeser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oeser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oeser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oeser. 34% of Oeser men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Oeser women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oeser were Farm Helper and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Helper
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Nursing
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Oeser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oeser 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 747 immigration records available for the last name Oeser. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oeser. For the veterans among your Oeser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oeser lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oeser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Oeser in 1962 was 78, and 89 in 2004.

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