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Boda Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from boda ‘wedding’ (Latin vota ‘(marriage) vows’, plural of votum, from vovere ‘to vow’). The reasons for its adoption as a surname are probably anecdotal. Hungarian: from a derivative of Bod a personal name, believed by some to be derived from a Turkic word meaning ‘twig’, but the etymology is uncertain. In Hungary such one-element personal names of pagan origin were given to servants, usually before the 14th and 15th centuries when Christian names became dominant. Hungarian: possibly from Bóda, a pet form of the personal name Boldizsár, Hungarian form of Balthazar. Bulgarian: from Bogda, a short form of the male personal name Bogdan, or the female personal name Bogdana (see Bogdan).

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


Similar surnames: Bora, Buda, Bodo, Bodi, Goda, Bolda, Bona, Bode, Bodin, Bors

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You can see how Boda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Boda families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 55% of all the recorded Boda's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Boda families in 1911.
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What did your Boda ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Boda. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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There are 834 military records available for the last name Boda. For the veterans among your Boda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boda lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Boda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Boda in 1960 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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