Oberlander Family History

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Oberlander Name Meaning

German (Oberländer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or habitational name from Oberland, meaning ‘higher land’, especially in the Alps, where it refers to a settled plateau above the valley bottom.

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

Similar surnames: Oblander, Lander, Brander, Berliner, Oppenlander, Erlanger, Berland

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Oberlander Family Origin

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Oberlander Family Occupations

What did your Oberlander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oberlander family was Carpenter. The most common Oberlander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Oberlander's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Billiard Room were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberlander.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Billiard Room

  • Carpenter


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

Oberlander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Oberlander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberlandercensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Oberlander. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Oberlander. For the veterans among your Oberlander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberlander Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberlander lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oberlander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Oberlander in 1943 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberlander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberlander 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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