Bodman Family History

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Bodman Name Meaning

English: from Old English boda ‘messenger’ or (ge)bod ‘message’ + mann ‘man’, ‘servant’, hence an occupational name denoting a messenger or the servant of a messenger. German: variant of Bodemann, a habitational name from Boden near Uelzen, or from the Bode river in the Harz Mountains. Jewish (from Belarus): occupational name for the keeper of a bathhouse, from Yiddish bod ‘bathhouse’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Budman, Bowman, Todman, Boman, Osman, Boden, Badman, Boldman, Edman

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Bodman Family Origin

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Bodman Family Occupations

What did your Bodman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Station Master, Clerk and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bodman. The most common Bodman occupation in Canada was Station Master. 33% of Bodman's were Station Masters. A less common occupation for the Bodman family was Merchant.

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  • Station Master

  • Clerk

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Merchant


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

Bodman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bodman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bodman. For the veterans among your Bodman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bodman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bodman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bodman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bodman in 1957 was 54, and 19 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bodman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bodman 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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