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Opdyke Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Opdijk (see Opdycke ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Opdyke family from?

You can see how Opdyke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opdyke family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Opdyke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Opdyke families living in New Jersey. This was about 29% of all the recorded Opdyke's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Opdyke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opdyke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opdyke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Opdyke. 16% of Opdyke men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Opdyke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Opdyke were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Opdyke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opdyke 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 387 immigration records available for the last name Opdyke. 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 891 military records available for the last name Opdyke. For the veterans among your Opdyke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opdyke lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Opdyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Opdyke in 1950 was 84, and 65 in 2004.

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