Investigate the background of the Otterbein Family History using the links below. We hope you find this information useful whilst you are unearthing your Otterbein Family Tree !
Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 81 people with the Otterbein surname? In that year Otterbein was ranked number 3572 for popularity in the UK.
New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Otterbein surname or get a copy of the Otterbein family Crest (a great gift idea!).
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Otterbein family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.
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Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Otterbein Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enableing you to fill out more detail in the Otterbein family tree.
Search the huge Ancestry records Database for Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Otterbein family.
Study Otterbein Parish Records at Find My Past.
Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Otterbein family using the FreeBMD database.
Explore Genealogy Bank for Otterbein family records.
Explore the LDS Database for records of the Otterbein family.
Research the Otterbein surname using Regimental archive Footnotes by viewing images of original Otterbein family history documents.
Study World Vital Records for information on the Otterbein family.
Explore the Ellis Island Database for information on the Otterbein family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.
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Research the Otterbein surname using the Genealogy Today database .
View the distribution of the Otterbein surname in Britain using the public profiler Names database. The public profiler Names database contains distributions for the Otterbein surname in both 1881 and 1998. It also contains data on the ethnicity breakdown of the Otterbein surname.