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Boda Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from boda ‘wedding’ (Latin vota ‘(marriage) vows’, plural of votum, from vovere ‘to vow’). The reasons for its adoption as a surname are probably anecdotal. Hungarian: from a derivative of Bod a personal name, believed by some to be derived from a Turkic word meaning ‘twig’, but the etymology is uncertain. In Hungary such one-element personal names of pagan origin were given to servants, usually before the 14th and 15th centuries when Christian names became dominant. Hungarian: possibly from Bóda, a pet form of the personal name Boldizsár, Hungarian form of Balthazar. Bulgarian: from Bogda, a short form of the male personal name Bogdan, or the female personal name Bogdana (see Bogdan).

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


Similar surnames: Bora, Buda, Bodo, Bodi, Goda, Bolda, Bona, Bode, Bodin, Bors

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Where is the Boda family from?

You can see how Boda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Boda family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Boda's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Boda families in 1840.
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What did your Boda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boda. 25% of Boda men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Boda women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boda were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    35%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 834 military records available for the last name Boda. For the veterans among your Boda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boda lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Boda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Boda in 1960 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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