Oien Family History

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Oien Name Meaning

Dutch: metronymic from a Germanic female personal name, Oda, derived from aud, od ‘wealth’. Dutch: from oye ‘ewe’, hence a metonymic occupational name for shepherd, or a nickname for a silly person. Norwegian: variant spelling of Oyen.

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

Similar surnames: Lien, Bien, Oyen, Oren, Oden, Vien, Osen, Olen, Oen, Lier

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Oien Family Origin

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Oien Family Occupations

What did your Oien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oien family was Hotel Keeper. The most common Oien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Oien's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oien.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Labor

  • Hotel Keeper


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

Oien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oien 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oien. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Oien. For the veterans among your Oien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oien Life Expectancy

What is the average Oien lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Oien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Oien in 1956 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oien

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oien 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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