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Bode Family History

Bode Name Meaning
Dutch and German: occupational name for a messenger or representative, Dutch bode, Middle Low German bode. A bode was a medieval official with a variety of different functions.German and Danish: from the North German personal name Bodo, a derivative of Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’.North German and Dutch: a topographic name from Middle Low German bode, bude ‘booth’, ‘small house’.Danish: habitational name from a place named Bode.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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53,603 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,511 Military Records
10,598 Immigration Records
27,929 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bode Families

  • Number of Bode families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bode families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bode families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bode Family Origin

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Bode Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bode

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Bode Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bode census records

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Bode Civil War Service Records

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