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 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oppel. 17% of Oppel men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Oppel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oppel were Tool Maker and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Tool Maker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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 965 immigration records available for the last name Oppel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 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.

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