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Opdahl Name Meaning

habitational name from any of about fifteen farmsteads named Oppdal, from Old Norse Uppdalr, from uppi ‘up’ + dalr ‘valley’. altered form of Øvstedal, the name of a farm in western Norway, composed of øvste ‘upper’ + dal ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Omdahl, Rosdahl, Dahl, Jordahl, Lovdahl, Urdahl, Opsal, Nordahl

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Opdahl Family Origin

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Opdahl Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Opdahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Opdahl's were Farmers. Farmer and Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Opdahl.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Butcher

    20%

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Opdahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Opdahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opdahl 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 Opdahl. 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 Opdahl. For the veterans among your Opdahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Opdahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Opdahl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Opdahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Opdahl in 1962 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Opdahl 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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