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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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Where is the Boden family from?

You can see how Boden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boden families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Boden families living in Massachusetts. This was about 23% of all the recorded Boden's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Boden families in 1840.
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What did your Boden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boden. 15% of Boden men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Boden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boden were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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