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Boedecker Family History

Boedecker Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch and German Boedeker.

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


Similar surnames: Boedeker, Boeker, Boecker, Biesecker, Boddicker, Bodeker, Bosecker

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Where is the Boedecker family from?

You can see how Boedecker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boedecker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boedecker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 53 Boedecker families living in Illinois. This was about 46% of all the recorded Boedecker's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Boedecker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boedecker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boedecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boedecker. 13% of Boedecker men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Boedecker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boedecker were Operator and Saleslady. .

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Salesgirl
    23%
  • Cook
    23%
  • Saleslady
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boedecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boedecker 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Boedecker. 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 482 military records available for the last name Boedecker. For the veterans among your Boedecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boedecker lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Boedecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Boedecker in 1959 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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