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Bodkin Name Meaning

Irish: from Bowdekyn, an English pet form of Baldwin, a Norman name well established in Ireland, described by McLysaght as the name of one of the ‘Tribes of Galway’.

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


Similar surnames: Bodin, Botkin, Godkin, Boykin, Boden, Boykins, Hodgkin, Bufkin

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Bodkin Family Origin

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Bodkin Family Occupations

What did your Bodkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bodkin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 55% of Bodkin's were Farmers. Farmer, Merchant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bodkin. A less common occupation for the Bodkin family was Tinsmith.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Merchant

    18%
  • Bricklayer

    9%
  • Tinsmith

    9%

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

Bodkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bodkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodkin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bodkin. 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.

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Draft Card

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

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Bodkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Bodkin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bodkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bodkin in 1948 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bodkin 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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