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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Oppen

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Derived from the preposition op (“on, upon”), which also has an adverbial sense “open”, as has German auf. The infix -en- may stem from the older affen (“open”), from Old High German offan, which itself is cognate with German offen, Dutch open, and English open. (The phonetic similarity between Luxembourgish oppen and Dutch/English open is thus accidental.) Other dialects of Moselle Franconian and Ripuarian generally use the stem opp- (without -en-) for the adjective “open”.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Oppen

George Oppen was a poet. George was born on April 24th, 1908 in New Rochelle, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 1984.



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Popularity of Oppen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oppen U.S.
  White 93.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oppen

People with the last name Oppen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Oppen

  • How Popular is the name Oppen? As a last name Oppen was the 100,302nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Oppen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Oppen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Oppen: Your name in reverse order is Neppo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Npeop. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oppen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Oppen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oppen? Oppen is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Oppen born Oct 22, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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