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Opgenorth Surname Meaning

German: cognate of Dutch Opgenoort a topographic name for someone living at the end or a corner (point) of a village formed by a prepositional phrase from Middle Dutch op ‘up on’ + den ‘the’ + ort ‘point end corner promontory’.

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


Similar surnames: North, Peth, Opper, Wedgeworth, Goforth, Hoppenrath, Gerth

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Where is the Opgenorth family from?

You can see how Opgenorth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opgenorth family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Opgenorth families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Opgenorth families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Opgenorth's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Opgenorth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opgenorth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opgenorth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Opgenorth. 43% of Opgenorth men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Opgenorth women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Opgenorth were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    43%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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What Opgenorth family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 455 census records available for the last name Opgenorth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opgenorth 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 50 immigration records available for the last name Opgenorth. 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 125 military records available for the last name Opgenorth. For the veterans among your Opgenorth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opgenorth lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Opgenorth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Opgenorth in 1963 was 78, and 87 in 2004.

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