Oyen Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Oien. Dutch and North German (Frisian): topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, Middle Dutch ooye, oye, Low German, Frisian oje, oye. Norwegian (Øyen): habitational name from any of various farmsteads named Øyen, from the definite singular form of øy ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Osen, Oren, Oen, Oye, Oien, Oden, Nolen, Roen, Olden, Oder

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Oyen Family Origin

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Oyen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Editor

    14%
  • Machinist

    14%
  • Painter

    14%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oyen family was Painter. The most common Oyen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Oyen's were Farmers. Farmer, Editor and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oyen.

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Oyen Historical Records

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Oyen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Oyen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Oyen in 1956 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oyen

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