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Offen Name Meaning

German: variant of Off. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German oven, German Ofen ‘oven’, a metonymic occupational name for a baker, or, as a German name, for someone who had charge of the communal village oven and was empowered to exact payment in kind for its use. It may also be a topographic name for someone who lived near a kiln or in an area or field named with this word. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Buda, now part of Budapest in Hungary, known in Middle High German as Ofen.

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


Similar surnames: Offer, Offner, Oyen, Osten, Osen, Olsen, Olden, Hafen, Koffel, Geffen

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Offen Family Origin

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Offen Family Occupations

What did your Offen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Offen. 9% of Offen men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Offen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Offen were Proprietor and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Cashier
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Offen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Offen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Offen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Offen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Offen. For the veterans among your Offen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Offen Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Offen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Offen in 1962 was 72, and 53 in 2004.

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