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Oberhausen Name Meaning

German: from any of numerous places named Oberhausen, literally ‘upper houses’.

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


Similar surnames: Oberhauser, Oberhaus, Holzhausen, Gehlhausen, Nordhausen, Verhalen

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Where is the Oberhausen family from?

You can see how Oberhausen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oberhausen family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Oberhausen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Oberhausen families living in Kentucky. This was about 75% of all the recorded Oberhausen's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Oberhausen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oberhausen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oberhausen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oberhausen. 38% of Oberhausen men worked as a Carpenter.

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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

  • Carpenter
    38%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Plumber
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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What Oberhausen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 572 census records available for the last name Oberhausen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberhausen 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 86 immigration records available for the last name Oberhausen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 684 military records available for the last name Oberhausen. For the veterans among your Oberhausen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oberhausen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Oberhausen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Oberhausen in 1945 was 30, and 62 in 2004.

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