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Oettinger Name Meaning

German (Öttinger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places in Bavaria and East Prussia called Öttingen.

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


Similar surnames: Ottinger, Gettinger, Pettinger, Hettinger, Bettinger, Ettinger

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Where is the Oettinger family from?

You can see how Oettinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oettinger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Oettinger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 45 Oettinger families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Oettinger's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Oettinger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oettinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oettinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oettinger. 43% of Oettinger men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Oettinger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oettinger were Merchant and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
    43%
  • Painter
    16%
  • Accountant
    11%
  • Merchant
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Oettinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oettinger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oettinger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oettinger. For the veterans among your Oettinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oettinger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Oettinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oettinger in 1946 was 41, and 88 in 2004.

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