Opheim Family History

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Opheim Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about twenty farmsteads, chiefly in Hordaland, so named 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.

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

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

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Opheim Family Origin

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Opheim Family Occupations

What did your Opheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Opheim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Opheim's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Opheim family was Tailor. Farmer, Engineer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Opheim.

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  • Farmer

  • Engineer

  • Retired Farmer

  • Tailor


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

Opheim Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 946 immigration records available for the last name Opheim. 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 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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Opheim Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Opheim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Opheim 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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