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Oberly Family History

Oberly Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Oberle or of its Swiss German variant Oberli.

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


Similar surnames: Oberley, Eberly, Overly, Berley, Obert, Berry, Abele, Coberly, Bierly

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Where is the Oberly family from?

You can see how Oberly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oberly family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oberly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 2 Oberly families living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Oberly's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Oberly families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oberly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oberly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oberly. 26% of Oberly men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Oberly women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oberly were Operator and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Oberly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberly 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 401 immigration records available for the last name Oberly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 810 military records available for the last name Oberly. For the veterans among your Oberly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oberly lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Oberly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Oberly in 1945 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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