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Oppenheimer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The Oppenheimer surname was derived from the place named Oppenheim in the town of Hesse, between Mainz and Worms. As such, Oppenheimer is classed as a habitation name, a name derived from a pre-existing town, village, parish, or farmstead name.


Early Origins of the Oppenheimer family


The surname Oppenheimer was first found in the Rhineland, where the name Oppenheim was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society that became prominent throughout Europe. The name later emerged as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches that become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Oppenheimer family


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Oppenheimer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Oppenheim, Openheim, Oppennheim, Opennheim, Oppenheime, Oppenheimm, Oppenheimer and many more.

Early Notables of the Oppenheimer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oppenheimer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oppenheimer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Oppenheimer, who landed in America in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joel Oppenheimer, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Simon Oppenheimer, aged 55, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Oppenheimer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Amalie Oppenheimer, aged 20, who landed in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Oppenheimer (post 1700)


  • Gerald J. Oppenheimer (1922-2016), born Julius Oppenheimer, a German-born, American librarian and scholar, Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Washington (1963-1987)
  • Lillian Rose Vorhaus Kruskal Oppenheimer (1898-1992), American origami pioneer
  • Kay Oppenheimer, American politician, Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives (2006-)
  • Joshua Lincoln Oppenheimer (b. 1974), American film director
  • Joel Lester Oppenheimer (1930-1988), American poet associated with both the Black Mountain poets and the New York School
  • Jessurun James "Jess" Oppenheimer (1913-1988), American radio and television writer, producer, and director, head writer of the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy
  • Daniel M. Oppenheimer, American associate professor of psychology at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Damon T. Oppenheimer (b. 1962), American Vice President and Director of Amateur Scouting for the New York Yankees
  • Ben R. Oppenheimer, American astrophysicist, curator of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Alan Oppenheimer (b. 1930), American character actor and voice actor
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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