Oyen Family History

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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

What did your Oyen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oyen. 30% of Oyen men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Oyen women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oyen were Baker and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Baker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenograph At Iron Chain
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%

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

Oyen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Oyen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oyen 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 Oyen. 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 532 military records available for the last name Oyen. For the veterans among your Oyen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oyen Life Expectancy

What is the average Oyen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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