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Opheim Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about twenty farmsteads chiefly in Hordaland from Old Norse Uppheimr a compound of uppi ‘up’ + heimr ‘farmstead’ (i.e. a farmstead situated on higher ground). German: habitational name from an unidentified place possibly a shortened form of Oppenheim (Rhineland-Palatinate).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Solheim, Heim, Helm, Plein, Heit, Norheim, Manheim, Oppenheim

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Where is the Opheim family from?

You can see how Opheim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opheim family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Opheim families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Opheim families living in Minnesota. This was about 60% of all the recorded Opheim's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Opheim families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opheim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Opheim. 30% of Opheim men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Opheim women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Opheim were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Opheim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opheim 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 946 immigration records available for the last name Opheim. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 448 military records available for the last name Opheim. For the veterans among your Opheim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opheim lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Opheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Opheim in 1948 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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