Oden Family History

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Oden Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Odo (see Ott, or possibly a metronymic from Oda, a feminine form of the name). Swedish (Odén): ornamental name composed of the unexplained element Od- + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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

Similar surnames: Boden, Loden, Roden, Osen, Eden, Olden, Olen, Ode, Iden, Oren

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Oden Family Origin

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Oden Family Occupations

What did your Oden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer Laborer and Carpenter Employs 3 men were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oden. A less common occupation for the Oden family was Farmer. The most common Oden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Oden's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer Laborer

  • Carpenter Employs 3 men

  • Farmer


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

Oden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Oden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Oden. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Oden. For the veterans among your Oden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oden Life Expectancy

What is the average Oden lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Oden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Oden in 1941 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oden 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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