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Ohlfest Family History

Ohlfest Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Oest, Ohler, Wilfert, Oles, Ohle, Ehlert, Wohlfeil, Oehlert, Ahles

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Where is the Ohlfest family from?

You can see how Ohlfest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohlfest family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ohlfest families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 12 Ohlfest families living in Kansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Ohlfest's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Ohlfest families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ohlfest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ohlfest ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ohlfest. 100% of Ohlfest men worked as a Salesman. .

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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

  • Salesman
    100%
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What Ohlfest family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 207 census records available for the last name Ohlfest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohlfest 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 30 immigration records available for the last name Ohlfest. 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 36 military records available for the last name Ohlfest. For the veterans among your Ohlfest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ohlfest lifespan?

Between 1973 and 2002, in the United States, Ohlfest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ohlfest in 1973 was 74, and 85 in 2002.

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