Oppenheim Family History

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Oppenheim Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place on the Rhine, between Mainz and Worms, so named from an unexplained first element + Old High German heim ‘homestead’. There was an important Jewish settlement here before the Holocaust.

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


Similar surnames: Manheim, Guggenheim, Rosenheim, Wertheim, Oppenheimer, Opheim

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Oppenheim Family Origin

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Oppenheim Family Occupations

What did your Oppenheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oppenheim occupation in the USA was Merchant. 9% of Oppenheim's were Merchants. A less common occupation for the Oppenheim family was Auctioneer. Merchant, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oppenheim.

View Census data for Oppenheim | Data not to scale

  • Merchant

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Auctioneer

    4%

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

Oppenheim Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oppenheim Life Expectancy

What is the average Oppenheim lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oppenheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Oppenheim in 1954 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oppenheim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oppenheim 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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