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Boden Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Bode, or from a short form of any of the many compound names with the element Boden. German: topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field, Middle High German boden ‘ground’, ‘bottom’. Compare English Bottom. Swedish (Bodén): ornamental name, possibly from bod ‘small hut’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’. English: according to Reaney, a late variant of Baldwin. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin.

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

Similar surnames: Bolen, Roden, Oden, Bowden, Bodeen, Bodin, Loden, Bode, Boren, Bogen

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Boden Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Boden Family Origin

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Boden Family Occupations

What did your Boden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boden family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boden. The most common Boden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Boden's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Boden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Boden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Boden. 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 Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Boden. For the veterans among your Boden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boden Life Expectancy

What is the average Boden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boden in 1945 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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