Oyen Family History

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Oyen Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Oien. Dutch and North German (Frisian): topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, Middle Dutch ooye, oye, Low German, Frisian oje, oye. Norwegian (Øyen): habitational name from any of various farmsteads named Øyen, from the definite singular form of øy ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Osen, Oren, Oen, Oye, Oien, Oden, Nolen, Roen, Olden, Oder

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Oyen Family Origin

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Oyen Family Occupations

What did your Oyen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oyen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Oyen's were Farmers. Farmer, Editor and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oyen. A less common occupation for the Oyen family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

  • Editor

  • Machinist

  • Painter


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

Oyen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Oyen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oyen 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 Oyen. 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 532 military records available for the last name Oyen. For the veterans among your Oyen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oyen Life Expectancy

What is the average Oyen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Oyen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Oyen in 1956 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oyen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oyen 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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