Onken Family History

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Onken Name Meaning

Frisian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of the Frisian personal name Onno.

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

Similar surnames: Oncken, Ocken, Onnen, Ommen, Oyen, Ennen, Otten, Osen, Ocker, Olden

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Onken Family Origin

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Onken Family Occupations

What did your Onken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps A Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Onken. The most common Onken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Onken's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Onken family was Keeps North Stas.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps A Store

  • Keeps North Stas


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

Onken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Onken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Onken 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 Onken. 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 716 military records available for the last name Onken. For the veterans among your Onken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Onken Life Expectancy

What is the average Onken lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Onken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Onken in 1957 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Onken 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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