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Oetjen Family History

Oetjen Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Odo.

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


Similar surnames: Oetken, Detjen, Oeltjen, Oetzel, Osten, Otten, Etten, Tietjen, Jessen

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Where is the Oetjen family from?

You can see how Oetjen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oetjen family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Oetjen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 9 Oetjen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 23% of all the recorded Oetjen's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Oetjen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oetjen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oetjen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oetjen. 28% of Oetjen men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Oetjen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oetjen were Clerk and Servant. .

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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
    28%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Registered Nurse
    14%
  • Servant
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oetjen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oetjen 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Oetjen. 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 382 military records available for the last name Oetjen. For the veterans among your Oetjen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oetjen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Oetjen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Oetjen in 1951 was 46, and 47 in 2004.

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