Oncken Family History

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Oncken Name Meaning

German (Frisian): patronymic from the personal name Onno.

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

Similar surnames: Onken, Ocken, Onnen, Oetken, Lucken, Ricken, Ocker, Picken, Otten

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Oncken Family Origin

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Oncken Family Occupations

What did your Oncken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oncken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Oncken's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Oncken.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Oncken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 797 census records available for the last name Oncken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oncken 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 170 immigration records available for the last name Oncken. 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 159 military records available for the last name Oncken. For the veterans among your Oncken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oncken Life Expectancy

What is the average Oncken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Oncken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Oncken in 1963 was 68, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oncken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oncken 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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