Bode Name Meaning

Dutch and German: occupational name for a messenger or representative, Dutch bode, Middle Low German bode. A bode was a medieval official with a variety of different functions. German and Danish: from the North German personal name Bodo, a derivative of Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’. North German and Dutch: a topographic name from Middle Low German bode, bude ‘booth’, ‘small house’. Danish: habitational name from a place named Bode.

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


Similar surnames: Rode, Bade, Boye, Boden, Boe, Bodo, Bonde, Bodle, Bole, Body

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Bode Family Origin

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Bode Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    4%
  • Basketmaker

    4%
  • Brass Tubecaster

    4%
  • Brewers Agent

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bode family was Brewers Agent. The most common Bode occupation in the UK was Baker. 4% of Bode's were Bakers. Baker, Basketmaker and Brass Tubecaster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bode.

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Bode Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Bode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bode in 1957 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bode

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