Oldenburg Family History

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Oldenburg Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Oldenburg, the capital of the former principality of the same name, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Middle Low German ald, old ‘old’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.

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

Similar surnames: Ellenberg, Lemberg, Rodenburg, Goldenberg, Altenburg, Blumenberg

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Oldenburg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Oldenburg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Oldenburg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Oldenburg Family Origin

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Oldenburg Family Occupations

What did your Oldenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oldenburg. The most common Oldenburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Oldenburg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oldenburg family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • At Home


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

Oldenburg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Oldenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oldenburg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Oldenburg. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Oldenburg. For the veterans among your Oldenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oldenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Oldenburg lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Oldenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oldenburg in 1953 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oldenburg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oldenburg 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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