Opsal Family History

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Opsal Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifty farmsteads named Oppsal, from Old Norse Uppsalir, a compound of uppi ‘up’ + salr ‘hall’, ‘house’, ‘farm’, denoting a dwelling place situated relatively high up on a hillside.

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


Similar surnames: Opdahl, Oppel, Sale, Basel, Ossa, Rosal, Ohl, Pla, Poll, Opsahl

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Opsal Family Origin

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Opsal Family Occupations

What did your Opsal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Opsal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Opsal's were Farmers. Farmer and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Opsal.

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • Merchant

    17%

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

Opsal Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Opsal Life Expectancy

What is the average Opsal lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Opsal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Opsal in 1959 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Opsal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Opsal 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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