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Bodecker Family History

Bodecker Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Boecker, Bodeker, Bosecker, Boedecker, Decker, Boenker, Noecker

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Where is the Bodecker family from?

You can see how Bodecker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodecker family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bodecker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Bodecker families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bodecker's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Bodecker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bodecker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bodecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Fountain Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bodecker. 38% of Bodecker men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Bodecker women worked as a Fountain Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bodecker were Proprietor and Inspector.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Fountain Clerk
    50%
  • Inspector
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bodecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodecker 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Bodecker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bodecker. For the veterans among your Bodecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bodecker lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bodecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bodecker in 1946 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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