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Opp Family History

Opp Name Meaning

from a short form of a German personal name composed with a cognte of Old High German ot, Old Saxon oel ‘possession’, ‘wealth’. possibly a shortening of any of numerous German compound names such as Oppenberg, Oppendinger, or Oppenhäuser.

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

Similar surnames: Olp, Popp, Off, Sopp, Kopp, Bopp, Topp, Ott, App, Jopp

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Where is the Opp family from?

You can see how Opp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Opp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Opp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 82% of all the recorded Opp's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Opp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Opp. 31% of Opp men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Opp women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Opp were Farm Laborer and Maid.

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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
  • Manager
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Opp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opp 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Opp. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Opp. For the veterans among your Opp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opp lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Opp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Opp in 1944 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

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