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Coder Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Koder or Goder, from a short form of any of the old personal names formed with Old High German got ‘god’, e.g. Gottfried or Gothard. Americanized spelling of South German Goder, a topographic for someone living by a narrow pass or ravine, from Middle High German goder ‘throat’, ‘gullet’. Americanized spelling of Slovenian Koder.

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

Similar surnames: Soder, Loder, Roder, Cover, Cofer, Moder, Comer, Kober, Yoder, Coler

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Where is the Coder family from?

You can see how Coder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coder families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Coder families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Coder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coder families in 1911.
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What did your Coder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coder. 18% of Coder men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Coder women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coder were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Coder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coder 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 565 immigration records available for the last name Coder. 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 Coder. For the veterans among your Coder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coder lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Coder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Coder in 1952 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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