Oswalt Family History

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Oswalt Name Meaning

German: variant of Oswald.

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


Similar surnames: Oswald, Ostwald, Ewalt, Walt, Osswald, Opelt, Swahn, Waltz, Salb

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Oswalt Family Origin

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Oswalt Family Occupations

What did your Oswalt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oswalt family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oswalt. The most common Oswalt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Oswalt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%

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

Oswalt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oswalt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oswalt 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Oswalt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oswalt. For the veterans among your Oswalt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oswalt Life Expectancy

What is the average Oswalt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Oswalt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Oswalt in 1944 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oswalt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oswalt 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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