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Bodman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bode ‘messenger’ + man ‘man servant’ (Old English boda ‘messenger’ or (ge)bod ‘message’ + mann) hence an occupational name denoting a messenger or the servant of a messenger. Americanized form of German Bodmann a variant of Bodemann (see Bodeman ). Jewish (from Belarus): occupational name for the keeper of a bathhouse from Yiddish bod ‘bathhouse’ + man ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Bodman family from?

You can see how Bodman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bodman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bodman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 18 Bodman families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bodman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bodman families in 1911.
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What did your Bodman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bodman. 50% of Bodman men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Engineer
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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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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