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Oien Name Meaning

Dutch: metronymic from a Germanic female personal name, Oda, derived from aud, od ‘wealth’. Dutch: from oye ‘ewe’, hence a metonymic occupational name for shepherd, or a nickname for a silly person. Norwegian: variant spelling of Oyen.

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


Similar surnames: Lien, Bien, Oyen, Oren, Oden, Vien, Osen, Olen, Oen, Lier

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Where is the Oien family from?

You can see how Oien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oien family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Oien families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 32 Oien families living in Minnesota. This was about 59% of all the recorded Oien's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Oien families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oien surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oien. 38% of Oien men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Oien women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oien were Labor and Waitress.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oien 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oien. 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 Oien. For the veterans among your Oien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oien lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Oien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Oien in 1956 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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