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The Openheim surname was derived from the place named Oppenheim in the town of Hesse, between Mainz and Worms. As such, Openheim is classed as a habitation name, a name derived from a pre-existing town, village, parish, or farmstead name.
Early Origins of the Openheim family
The surname Openheim 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 Openheim family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Openheim research.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1867 is included under the topic Early Openheim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Openheim Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Oppenheim, Openheim, Oppennheim, Opennheim, Oppenheime, Oppenheimm, Oppenheimer and many more.
Early Notables of the Openheim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Openheim family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J. Dieterich Oppenheim, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1753; H. Oppenheim, who came to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1828; B. Oppenheim, who came to San Francisco in 1851.
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