Otterbein Family History

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Otterbein Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German oter ‘otter’ + bein ‘bone’, ‘leg’; its precise application is unclear.

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


Similar surnames: Gantenbein, Otterman, Osterberg, Rehbein, Hottenstein, Oberbeck

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Otterbein Family Origin

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Otterbein Family Occupations

What did your Otterbein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Otterbein family was Farmer. The most common Otterbein occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Otterbein's were Laborers. Laborer, Baker and Carpet Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otterbein.

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Baker

    10%
  • Carpet Weaver

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%

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Otterbein Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Otterbein ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Otterbein Life Expectancy

What is the average Otterbein lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, Otterbein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Otterbein in 1955 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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