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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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Where is the Ovens family from?

You can see how Ovens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ovens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ovens families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 110 Ovens families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Ovens's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ovens families in 1911.
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What did your Ovens ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ovens. 50% of Ovens men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Ovens women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ovens were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Income
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Operator
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Ovens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ovens 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 Ovens. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ovens. For the veterans among your Ovens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ovens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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