Ovens Family History

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Ovens Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the plural of Middle English oven ‘oven’, ‘furnace’ (for lime, iron, charcoal, etc.), hence a topographic name or occupational name for someone who lived near or worked at an oven or furnace. According to MacLysaght this surname is found also in County Fermanagh in Ireland. North German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Ove.

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

Similar surnames: Ivens, Oyen, Levens, Osen, Oden, Owens, Sens, Boyens, Overy, Ottens

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Ovens Family Origin

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Ovens Family Occupations

What did your Ovens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ovens family was Coal Miner. The most common Ovens occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Ovens's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Laundress and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ovens.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner


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

Ovens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Ovens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ovens 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ovens. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ovens. For the veterans among your Ovens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ovens Life Expectancy

What is the average Ovens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ovens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ovens in 1948 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ovens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ovens 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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