Oetken Family History

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Oetken Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Odo (see Ode).

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

Similar surnames: Oetjen, Heiken, Onken, Osten, Oeltjen, Otten, Gerken, Oetzel, Geiken

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Oetken Family Origin

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Oetken Family Occupations

What did your Oetken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Segar Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oetken. The most common Oetken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Oetken's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oetken family was Works In Lumber Yard.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Segar Store

  • Works In Lumber Yard


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

Oetken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oetken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oetken 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 338 immigration records available for the last name Oetken. 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 489 military records available for the last name Oetken. For the veterans among your Oetken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oetken Life Expectancy

What is the average Oetken lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oetken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Oetken in 1954 was 53, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oetken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oetken 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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