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Oder Name Meaning

German: from the river of this name in central Europe, denoting someone who lived on its banks. German (Öder): variant of Eder. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly as in 1, or from a western or northeastern Yiddish pronunciation of adar, the name of a month of the Jewish calendar. This is considered a happy time of year mainly because the festival of Purim is celebrated during this month and because Jewish tradition has it that Moses was born in this month.

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


Similar surnames: Ober, Over, Ader, Soder, Ozer, Eder, Omer, Roder, Eber, Orel

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Where is the Oder family from?

You can see how Oder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Oder families living in Quebec. This was about 59% of all the recorded Oder's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Oder families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oder. 24% of Oder men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Oder women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oder were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Oder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oder 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Oder. 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 72,000 military records available for the last name Oder. For the veterans among your Oder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Oder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oder in 1944 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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