Bodell Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Bodell Name Meaning

English (Midlands): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Beadle. Swedish: from bod ‘small hut’ + -ell, a frequent suffix of surnames, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Bodelle, an occupational name for a beadle. Compare Bittel.

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

Similar surnames: Boden, Torell, Odell, Dovell, Bodwell, Brodell, Bedell, Bowell

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Bodell Family Origin

Where is the Bodell family from?

Bodell Family Occupations

What did your Bodell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bodell family was Garmer. Modiste, Store Clerk and Commis were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bodell. The most common Bodell occupation in Canada was Modiste. 22% of Bodell's were Modistes.

View Census data for Bodell | Data not to scale

  • Modiste

  • Store Clerk

  • Commis

  • Garmer


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

Bodell Historical Records

What Bodell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bodell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Bodell

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Bodell immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Bodell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bodell family history.

Bodell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bodell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bodell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bodell in 1950 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bodell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bodell 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.

Famous Bodell Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name