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Oder Surname Meaning

German: topographic name from the river of this name in central Europe denoting someone who lived on its banks. German (Öder): variant of Eder . Slovenian: probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person derived from Middle High German hader ‘quarrel’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly as in 1 above 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 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Oder family from?

You can see how Oder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oder families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Oder families living in Hampshire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Oder's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Oder families in 1891.
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What did your Oder ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Oder. 100% of Oder women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Oder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 707 immigration records available for the last name Oder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 72,000 military records available for the last name Oder. For the veterans among your Oder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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