Oftedahl Family History

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Oftedahl Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in Agder and Rogaland named Oftedal or Oltedal, from a river name derived from Old Norse olpt ‘swan’ + dalr ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Omdahl, Offerdahl, Opdahl, Rindahl, Lovdahl, Sandahl, Dahl, Underdahl

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Oftedahl Family Origin

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Oftedahl Family Occupations

What did your Oftedahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Oftedahl. The most common Oftedahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Oftedahl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oftedahl family was Prof. Of Theology.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farming

    33%
  • Prof. Of Theology

    33%

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Oftedahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oftedahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oftedahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Oftedahl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Oftedahl. For the veterans among your Oftedahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oftedahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Oftedahl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oftedahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Oftedahl in 1962 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oftedahl

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