Bodner Family History

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Bodner Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who dwelt in a valley bottom, from an agent derivative of Middle High German boden ‘floor’, ‘bottom’. North German: nickname for someone who lived in a small dwelling, from a derivative of Middle Low German bode, bude ‘booth’, ‘small house’, ‘cottage’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name as in 1 or an occupational name from East Yiddish bodner ‘cooper’ (from Belorussian or older Ukrainian bodnár) (see Bodnar).

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

Similar surnames: Bodmer, Borner, Bordner, Budner, Bodnar, Boden, Botner, Bohner, Boner

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Bodner Family Origin

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Bodner Family Occupations

What did your Bodner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bodner occupation in the UK was Civil Engineer. 100% of Bodner's were Civil Engineers.

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  • Civil Engineer


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Bodner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bodner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bodner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bodner. For the veterans among your Bodner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bodner Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bodner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bodner in 1951 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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