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Bodin Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Bodin a pet form of Bodo a short form of any of various ancient Germanic personal names with the element bod ‘messenger’. Compare Beaudin Swedish: ornamental name possibly from bod ‘small hut’ or from a placename containing this element; the adjectival suffix -in is a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’. Compare Bodeen and Boden . German: probably from an ancient Germanic personal name (see 1 above) or a variant of the habitational name Boddin from a name of several places in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boden, Godin, Budin, Bolin, Modin, Bodi, Rodin, Bodkin, Molin, Babin

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Where is the Bodin family from?

You can see how Bodin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bodin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Bodin families living in Louisiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Bodin's in USA. Louisiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Bodin families in 1840.
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What did your Bodin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bodin. 21% of Bodin men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Bodin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bodin were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bodin. For the veterans among your Bodin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bodin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bodin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Bodin in 1953 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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