Ovens Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the plural of Middle English oven ‘oven’, ‘furnace’ (for lime, iron, charcoal, etc.), hence a topographic name or occupational name for someone who lived near or worked at an oven or furnace. According to MacLysaght this surname is found also in County Fermanagh in Ireland. North German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Ove.

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


Similar surnames: Ivens, Oyen, Levens, Osen, Oden, Owens, Sens, Boyens, Overy, Ottens

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Ovens Family Origin

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Ovens Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Student

    16%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agent

    2%

In 1881, the most common Ovens occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Ovens's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ovens. A less common occupation for the Ovens family was Agent.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Ovens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ovens in 1948 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ovens

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