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Bodak Name Meaning

Ukrainian Rusyn and Polish; Slovak (Bodák): from bodak bodák ‘thistle’ perhaps a nickname for a prickly person. In Slovak bodák also means ‘bayonet’ (from verb bodať ‘to stab’).

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

Similar surnames: Bosak, Bobak, Rodak, Bobek, Dolak, Voda, Fedak, Borak, Boak, Boda

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Where is the Bodak family from?

You can see how Bodak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodak family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Bodak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bodak family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Bodak's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bodak families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bodak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bodak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bodak. 55% of Bodak men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Bodak women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bodak were Pattern Maker and Housework. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Farm
  • Pattern Maker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • New Worker
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bodak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 580 immigration records available for the last name Bodak. 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 279 military records available for the last name Bodak. For the veterans among your Bodak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bodak lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bodak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Bodak in 1946 was 30, and 83 in 2004.

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