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Bodmer Name Meaning

Swiss German:: topographic name for someone who dwelt in a valley bottom from Middle High German bodem ‘floor bottom’ or a habitational name for someone from Bodmen near Zurich or Bodman on Lake Constance Germany. occupational name for someone who put down floors from the same word as 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Bodner, Boden, Bommer, Balmer, Boller, Sommer, Colmer, Boyer, Bramer

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Where is the Bodmer family from?

You can see how Bodmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bodmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 26 Bodmer families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Bodmer's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Bodmer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bodmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bodmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bodmer. 25% of Bodmer men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bodmer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bodmer were Salesman and None. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • None
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bodmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodmer 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 Bodmer. 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 801 military records available for the last name Bodmer. For the veterans among your Bodmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bodmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bodmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bodmer in 1956 was 45, and 87 in 2004.

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