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Ogdahl Family History

Ogdahl Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Opdahl, Omdahl, Dahl, Rosdahl, Nordahl, Jordahl, Amdahl, Urdahl

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Where is the Ogdahl family from?

You can see how Ogdahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ogdahl family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ogdahl families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there was 1 Ogdahl family living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded Ogdahl's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Ogdahl families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ogdahl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ogdahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ogdahl. 40% of Ogdahl men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Salesman
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
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What Ogdahl family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 218 census records available for the last name Ogdahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogdahl 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 45 immigration records available for the last name Ogdahl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 112 military records available for the last name Ogdahl. For the veterans among your Ogdahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ogdahl lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ogdahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ogdahl in 1966 was 64, and 86 in 2004.

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