Bodnar Family History

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Bodnar Name Meaning

Ukrainian: occupational name for a cooper, from bodnja ‘tub’. Polish and Slovak (Bodnár): from Low German, a borrowing of either Böddener ‘cooper’ or Bodner ‘cottager’. Hungarian (Bodnár): occupational name from the Slavic loanword bodnár ‘cooper’, of German origin.

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

Similar surnames: Bodner, Bednar, Bognar, Bonar, Borner, Bodman, Bondar, Boczar, Bodmer

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Bodnar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bodnar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bodnar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Bodnar Family Origin

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Bodnar Family Occupations

What did your Bodnar ancestors do for a living?

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

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Bodnar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bodnar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodnar 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodnar. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bodnar. For the veterans among your Bodnar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bodnar Life Expectancy

What is the average Bodnar lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bodnar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bodnar in 1941 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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