Oetzel Family History

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Oetzel Name Meaning

German (Ötzel): from a pet form of the medieval personal name Oz(o) or the modern name Otzen.

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

Similar surnames: Netzel, Hetzel, Metzel, Noetzel, Menzel, Wetzel, Neitzel, Petzel

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Oetzel Family Origin

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Oetzel Family Occupations

What did your Oetzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oetzel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Box Factory and Cabinet Manufact. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oetzel. The most common Oetzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Oetzel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Box Factory

  • Cabinet Manufact.

  • Carpenter


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

Oetzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oetzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oetzel 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 350 immigration records available for the last name Oetzel. 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 535 military records available for the last name Oetzel. For the veterans among your Oetzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oetzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Oetzel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oetzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Oetzel in 1963 was 73, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oetzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oetzel 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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