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Thode Family History

Thode Name Meaning

North German, Frisian: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German diot ‘people’, ‘tribe’ as the first element (see for example Dietrich).

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

Similar surnames: Thede, Thobe, Thole, Thore, Tobe, Tade, Thiede, Thome, Thie, Bode

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Where is the Thode family from?

You can see how Thode families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thode family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Thode families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 52 Thode families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Thode's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Thode families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thode surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thode ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thode. 29% of Thode men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Thode women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thode were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Thode. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thode 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Thode. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Thode. For the veterans among your Thode ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thode lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Thode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thode in 1950 was 33, and 60 in 2004.

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