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Bodeker Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Bödeker): occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German bodek ‘tub’, ‘vat’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Boecker.

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


Similar surnames: Boedeker, Boeker, Bodner, Beeker, Bueker, Boenker, Boker, Boeke

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Where is the Bodeker family from?

You can see how Bodeker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodeker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bodeker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Bodeker families living in Virginia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Bodeker's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bodeker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bodeker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bodeker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Bodeker. 35% of Bodeker men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Mechanic
    15%
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What Bodeker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bodeker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodeker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodeker. 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 574 military records available for the last name Bodeker. For the veterans among your Bodeker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bodeker lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bodeker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bodeker in 1958 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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