Bodmer Family History

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Bodmer Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who dwelt in a valley bottom, from Middle High German bodem ‘floor’, ‘bottom’, or a habitational name from either of two places in Switzerland: Bodmen near Zurich or Bodman on Lake Constance. occupational name for someone who put down floors, from the same word as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Bodner, Boden, Bommer, Balmer, Boller, Sommer, Colmer, Boyer, Bramer

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Bodmer Family Origin

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Bodmer Family Occupations

What did your Bodmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bodmer occupation in the UK was Civil Mechl Engineer. 33% of Bodmer's were Civil Mechl Engineers. A less common occupation for the Bodmer family was Mechanical Engineer (E&M). Civil Mechl Engineer and Draughtsman E & M (Loco Chief) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bodmer.

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  • Civil Mechl Engineer

  • Draughtsman E & M (Loco Chief)

  • Mechanical Engineer (E&M)


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

Bodmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bodmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodmer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 801 military records available for the last name Bodmer. For the veterans among your Bodmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bodmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bodmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bodmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bodmer in 1956 was 45, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bodmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bodmer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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