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Yoder Family History

Yoder Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of the Swiss surname Joder, from a reduced form of the personal name Theodor(us) (see Theodore). This was the name of the patron saint of western Switzerland.

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

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Name Distribution of Yoder Families

  • Number of Yoder families
     386 - 769
     129 - 385
     1 - 128
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Yoder families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Yoder last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Yoder Family Origin

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Yoder Immigration Information

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Yoder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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