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Obr Family History

Obr Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ober, Orr, Obi, Oba, Ohr, Abu, Ott, Bo, Over, Omar

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Where is the Obr family from?

You can see how Obr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obr family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Obr families living in South Dakota. This was about 67% of all the recorded Obr's in USA. South Dakota had the highest population of Obr families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Obr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Obr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Obr. 50% of Obr men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 368 census records available for the last name Obr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obr 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 56 immigration records available for the last name Obr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 60 military records available for the last name Obr. For the veterans among your Obr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Obr lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2002, in the United States, Obr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Obr in 1967 was 79, and 84 in 2002.

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