Opdyke Family History

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Opdyke Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the dike’, from op ‘up’, ‘on’ + dyck ‘dike’. Compare Dyke, Updike.

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


Similar surnames: Dyke, Updike, Nordyke, Pyle, Opdycke, Duke, Updyke, Piske, Popke

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Opdyke Family Origin

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Opdyke Family Occupations

What did your Opdyke ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Opdyke. A less common occupation for the Opdyke family was Carpenter. The most common Opdyke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Opdyke's were Farmers.

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Opdyke Historical Records

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Opdyke Life Expectancy

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