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Ode Name Meaning

North German and Swedish: from a short form of the various ancient Germanic personal names composed with Ode (see Ott ) for example Odebert Oderich Odeger.

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

Similar surnames: Rode, Oden, Ude, Ade, Ede, Bode, Ohde, Opp, Edel, Opie

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Where is the Ode family from?

You can see how Ode families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ode family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ode families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Ode families living in Iowa. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ode's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ode families in 1880.
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What did your Ode ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ode. 45% of Ode men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Ode women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ode were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Salad Maker
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ode. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ode 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 849 immigration records available for the last name Ode. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ode. For the veterans among your Ode ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ode lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ode in 1959 was 34, and 86 in 2004.

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