Harriet Oppenhejm

Female15 December 1887–21 August 1959

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Oppenhejm was born on 15 December 1887, in Copenhagen, København, Denmark, her father, Gerson Oppenheim, was 39 and her mother, Sally Lewisohn, was 31. She lived in København, Denmark for about 26 years and Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark in 1921. She died on 21 August 1959, at the age of 71.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Harriet? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Aage Brusendorff
Harriet Oppenhejm

Sources (6)

  • Harriet Brusendorff in household of Åge Brusendorff, "Denmark Census, 1921"
  • Harriet Oppenhejm, "Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964"
  • Harriet Oppenhgen in household of Ramy Oppenhgen, "Denmark Census, 1916"

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (6)


Age 27

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.


Age 30

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.


Age 52

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Gerd, Kurt, Hedwig, Manfred, Erna, Heinz. Jewish Mendel, Naftaly, Oded, Shmuel, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shulamith, Yitzchok.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place on the Rhine, between Mainz and Worms, so named from an unexplained first element + Old High German heim ‘homestead’. There was an important Jewish settlement here before the Holocaust. Due to persistent persecution, members of the Oppenheim community were periodically forced to flee from their native city and hence the surnames Oppenheim and Oppenheimer became widespread throughout southern and western Germany.

History: This is one of the old Ashkenazic surnames. In Eastern Europe, it was used by rabbinical families well before the mass adoption of surnames by local Jews at the turn of the 19th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.