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Bodiford Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. It is probably a variant of English Bideford, habitational name from a seaport in North Devon, named with the Cornish river name B¯d, name of a local stream, + Old English ea ‘river’, + ford ‘ford’. Alternatively, it may perhaps be from Buddleford in Devon, so named with Old English boðl ‘dwelling’, ‘house’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Ledford, Bedford, Radford, Rochford, Binford, Bickford, Botsford

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Bodiford Family Origin

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Bodiford Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Cedar Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bodiford. The most common Bodiford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Bodiford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bodiford family was Cook.

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Cedar Cutter

    4%
  • Cook

    4%

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Bodiford Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Bodiford Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bodiford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bodiford in 1950 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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