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Oken Surname Meaning

Probably an altered form of Jewish Okin Okon or Okun .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Okon, Okin, Okun, Oren, Aken, Oien, Ocken, Oke, Okey, Doten

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Where is the Oken family from?

You can see how Oken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Oken families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Oken families living in Lancashire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Oken's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Oken families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oken ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Oken. 50% of Oken women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Oken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oken 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 762 immigration records available for the last name Oken. 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 461 military records available for the last name Oken. For the veterans among your Oken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oken in 1963 was 73, and 66 in 2004.

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