Oetjen Family History

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Oetjen Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Odo.

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


Similar surnames: Oetken, Detjen, Oeltjen, Oetzel, Osten, Otten, Etten, Tietjen, Jessen

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Oetjen Family Origin

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Oetjen Family Occupations

What did your Oetjen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oetjen. 13% of Oetjen men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Oetjen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oetjen were Bookkeeper and Registered Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Bookkeeper
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Registered Nurse
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Oetjen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oetjen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oetjen 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Oetjen. 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 382 military records available for the last name Oetjen. For the veterans among your Oetjen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oetjen Life Expectancy

What is the average Oetjen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Oetjen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Oetjen in 1951 was 46, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oetjen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oetjen 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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