Oberlin Family History

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Oberlin Name Meaning

German (mainly Swiss) and French (Alsace): from an Alemannic pet form of the German personal name Albrecht.

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

Similar surnames: Berlin, Oberle, Berling, Bellin, Merlin, Perlin, Serlin, Burgin

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Oberlin Family Origin

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Oberlin Family Occupations

What did your Oberlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer Son and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberlin. The most common Oberlin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Oberlin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oberlin family was Black Smith.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Servant

  • Black Smith


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

Oberlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Oberlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberlin 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 903 immigration records available for the last name Oberlin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Oberlin. For the veterans among your Oberlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberlin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Oberlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Oberlin in 1955 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberlin 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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