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Opper Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from the Germanic personal name Obrecht, composed of the elements aud ‘wealth’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. German: probably a variant of Oppermann.

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


Similar surnames: Oppel, Kopper, Omer, Popper, Hopper, Nopper, Opp, Osmer, Copper

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Where is the Opper family from?

You can see how Opper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opper family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Opper families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 40 Opper families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Opper's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Opper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Opper. 23% of Opper men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Opper women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Opper were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Opper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opper 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 Opper. 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 Opper. For the veterans among your Opper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opper lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Opper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Opper in 1954 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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