Oppel Family History

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Oppel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German ot, Old Saxon od ‘possession’, ‘wealth’. German: habitational name from a place so named near Löbau, or perhaps from Oppeln in Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Koppel, Appel, Opper, Toppel, Kappel, Apel, Oppelt, Poppel, Roppel

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Oppel Family Origin

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Oppel Family Occupations

What did your Oppel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oppel family was At Home. The most common Oppel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Oppel's were Laborers. Laborer, Clerk In Store and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oppel.

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  • Laborer

    11%
  • Clerk In Store

    7%
  • Grocer

    7%
  • At Home

    4%

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

Oppel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oppel Life Expectancy

What is the average Oppel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Oppel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Oppel in 1953 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oppel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oppel 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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