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Oen Surname Meaning

Norwegian (Øen): habitational name from the farm name Øen found in several places. In Hornindal in Nordfjord and in Ål in Hallingdal it is from øy ‘meadow by water’ in Hyllestad in Sunnfjord from å ‘small river’ + Old Norse vin ‘meadow’ in other places from the definite singular form of øy ‘island’. Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Oen in Hordaland from Old Norse Ó unexplained. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 溫 (mainly found in Indonesia) possibly based on its Hokkien pronunciation see Wen

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Oyen, Hoen, Moen, Osen, Oren, Boen, Ken, Roen, Oien, Olen

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Where is the Oen family from?

You can see how Oen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Oen families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Oen's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire and 1 other county had the highest population of Oen families in 1891.
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What did your Oen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oen. 43% of Oen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Oen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oen were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oen 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 794 immigration records available for the last name Oen. 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 170 military records available for the last name Oen. For the veterans among your Oen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Oen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Oen in 1957 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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