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Oens Family History

Oens 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: Sens, Ovens, Oen, Owens, Goens, Gens, Joens, Jens, Rens, Bens

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Where is the Oens family from?

You can see how Oens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oens family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Oens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Oens families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Oens's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Oens families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Oens. 67% of Oens men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Laborer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 708 census records available for the last name Oens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oens 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 36 immigration records available for the last name Oens. 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 407 military records available for the last name Oens. For the veterans among your Oens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oens lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Oens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Oens in 1966 was 83, and 79 in 2002.

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