Omdahl Family History

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Omdahl Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably in Agder and Rogaland, named Omdal or Åmdal, from Old Norse Almdalr, a compound of almr ‘elm’ + dalr ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Opdahl, Amdahl, Jordahl, Lovdahl, Urdahl, Dahl, Rosdahl, Erdahl

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Omdahl Family Origin

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Omdahl Family Occupations

What did your Omdahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Omdahl occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 50% of Omdahl's were Carpenters. Carpenter and R. R. Land Agent & Surveyor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Omdahl.

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  • Carpenter

  • R. R. Land Agent & Surveyor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Omdahl ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Omdahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Omdahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Omdahl 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Omdahl. 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 334 military records available for the last name Omdahl. For the veterans among your Omdahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Omdahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Omdahl lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Omdahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Omdahl in 1958 was 40, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Omdahl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Omdahl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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