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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

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  • Station Master

    33%
  • Clerk

    17%
  • Hotel Keeper

    17%
  • Merchant

    17%

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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Bodman Life Expectancy

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