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Opeterson Family History

Opeterson 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: Peterson, Otterson, Peerson, Petterson, Petersen, Paterson, Pederson

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Where is the Opeterson family from?

You can see how Opeterson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opeterson family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Opeterson family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Opeterson's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Opeterson families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opeterson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opeterson ancestors do for a living?

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

What Opeterson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11 census records available for the last name Opeterson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opeterson 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 6 immigration records available for the last name Opeterson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Opeterson. For the veterans among your Opeterson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opeterson lifespan?

Average Opeterson life expectancy in 1972 was 66 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

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