Moder Family History

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Moder Name Meaning

Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements moda ‘courage’ + heri, hari ‘army’. Slovak and Polish: from Middle High German mader ‘reaper’. Polish: from Middle Low German moder ‘mother’, ‘womb’, or ‘mare’. Slovenian: nickname for a wise man, from the adjective moder ‘wise’, ‘prudent’. Swedish (Modér): ornamental name, probably from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the surname suffix -(d)ér, derived from Latin -(d)erius.

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

Similar surnames: Soder, Roder, Mader, Loder, Moden, Model, Moser, Molder, Mower, Reder

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Moder Family Origin

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Moder Family Occupations

What did your Moder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Maker and Catholic Priest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moder. A less common occupation for the Moder family was Laborer. The most common Moder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Moder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Maker

  • Catholic Priest

  • Laborer


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

Moder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Moder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moder 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 711 immigration records available for the last name Moder. 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 Moder. For the veterans among your Moder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moder Life Expectancy

What is the average Moder lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Moder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Moder in 1956 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moder 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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