Soder Family History

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Soder Name Meaning

German (also Söder): topographic name from Middle High German sot ‘puddle’, ‘wet ground’, Middle Low German sod ‘turf’, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name for someone from Söder near Hildesheim. Swedish (Söder): ornamental name from söder ‘south’.

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

Similar surnames: Moder, Loder, Roder, Coder, Oder, Soler, Stier, Boyer, Hader, Broder

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Soder Family Origin

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Soder Family Occupations

What did your Soder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soder. The most common Soder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Soder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Soder family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Soder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Soder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Soder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Soder. 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 Card

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

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Soder Life Expectancy

What is the average Soder lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Soder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Soder in 1954 was 48, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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