Oder Name Meaning

German: from the river of this name in central Europe, denoting someone who lived on its banks. German (Öder): variant of Eder. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly as in 1, or from a western or northeastern Yiddish pronunciation of adar, the name of a month of the Jewish calendar. This is considered a happy time of year mainly because the festival of Purim is celebrated during this month and because Jewish tradition has it that Moses was born in this month.

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

Similar surnames: Ober, Over, Ader, Soder, Ozer, Eder, Omer, Roder, Eber, Orel

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Oder Family Origin

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Oder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oder family was Farm Laborer. The most common Oder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Oder's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oder.

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Oder Historical Records

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Oder Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Oder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Oder in 1944 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oder

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