When Orval Fred Eigenheer was born on 29 August 1900, in Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Jacob Eigenheer, was 42 and his mother, Anna M. Bohlen, was 30. He married Cressie Cynthia Perkins on 4 March 1925, in Orient, Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Adair, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Orient, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1942. He died on 4 April 1975, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States.
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places in northern France called Normanville (in Seine-Maritime and Eure).