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Ooten Family History

Ooten Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch Uten, either a patronymic from the Middle Dutch personal name Udin, a derivative of Germanic Udo (see Ude), or a metronymic from the female personal name Jutta.

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


Similar surnames: Osten, Otten, Nolen, Otter, Moten, Booten, Holten, Hooten, Doten

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Where is the Ooten family from?

You can see how Ooten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ooten family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Ooten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ooten families living in Tennessee. This was about 29% of all the recorded Ooten's in USA. Tennessee and 1 other state had the highest population of Ooten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ooten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ooten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ooten. 48% of Ooten men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Ooten women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ooten were Miner and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    48%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    60%
  • Housework
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ooten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ooten 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 32 immigration records available for the last name Ooten. 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 283 military records available for the last name Ooten. For the veterans among your Ooten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ooten lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ooten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ooten in 1948 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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