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Bogdan Name Meaning

Polish, Slovak, Slovenian (Prekmurje, i.e. easternmost Slovenia), and Serbian: from the common Slavic personal name Bogdan, bohdan composed of the elements Bog ‘God’ + dan ‘gift’. This was not a Christian name sanctioned by the Orthodox Church, but was common as a familiar vernacular name, equivalent to Greek Theodoros ‘gift of God’ (see Theodore) or Theodotos ‘given by God’. As an American surname, it may also be a shortened form of any of numerous other Slavic surnames formed from this personal name. This is also found as a Romanian name. Hungarian (Bogdán): habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Bogdány, in Abaúj, Pest, Szabolcs, and Veszprém counties, or in Máramaros, now in Romania. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of numerous places in Belarus and Poland called Bogdany.

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

Similar surnames: Bowden, Boda, Jordan, Bodin, Bogin, Boden, Logan, Bagan, Bogen

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Bogdan Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bogdan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Bogdan Family Origin

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Bogdan Family Occupations

What did your Bogdan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bogdan occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 50% of Bogdan's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bogdan.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farmer


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Bogdan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bogdan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bogdan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bogdan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bogdan. For the veterans among your Bogdan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bogdan Life Expectancy

What is the average Bogdan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bogdan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bogdan in 1943 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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