Opal Name Meaning

from opal ‘combustible material’, a derivative of opic ‘to burn or singe’ or ‘to get sunburnt’, hence a nickname for a sunburnt individual. nickname from opal ‘opal’ (the jewel).

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


Similar surnames: Opalka, Topa, Gal, Nosal, Pas, Palm, Oak, Leal, Ohl, Boal

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Opal Family Origin

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Opal Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Cigar Maker

    17%
  • Keeps House

    17%
  • Saloon Keeper

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Opal family was Saloon Keeper. The most common Opal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Opal's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Opal.

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Opal Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Opal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Opal in 1963 was 75, and 56 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Opal

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