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Bogdan Name Meaning

Polish, Slovak, Slovenian (Prekmurje, i.e. easternmost Slovenia), and Serbian: from the common Slavic personal name Bogdan, bohdan composed of the elements Bog ‘God’ + dan ‘gift’. This was not a Christian name sanctioned by the Orthodox Church, but was common as a familiar vernacular name, equivalent to Greek Theodoros ‘gift of God’ (see Theodore) or Theodotos ‘given by God’. As an American surname, it may also be a shortened form of any of numerous other Slavic surnames formed from this personal name. This is also found as a Romanian name. Hungarian (Bogdán): habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Bogdány, in Abaúj, Pest, Szabolcs, and Veszprém counties, or in Máramaros, now in Romania. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of numerous places in Belarus and Poland called Bogdany.

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


Similar surnames: Bowden, Boda, Jordan, Bodin, Bogin, Boden, Logan, Bagan, Bogen

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You can see how Bogdan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bogdan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bogdan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Bogdan families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 88% of all the recorded Bogdan's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bogdan families in 1911.
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What did your Bogdan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bogdan. 50% of Bogdan men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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What is the average Bogdan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bogdan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bogdan in 1943 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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