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

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • Merchant

    17%

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

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Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Opsal

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