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Opie Name Meaning

Cornish: from the medieval personal name Oppy, Obby, a pet form of various personal names such as Osborn, Osbert, and Osbald.

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

Similar surnames: Olin, Obie, Foppe, Ose, Opp, Obee, Pies, Pye, Piet, Pee

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Where is the Opie family from?

You can see how Opie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Opie families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Opie families living in New Jersey. This was about 43% of all the recorded Opie's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Opie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Opie. 15% of Opie men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Opie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Opie were Salesman and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Opie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Opie. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Opie lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Opie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Opie in 1956 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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