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Yoder Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Joder: from a shortened form of the personal name Theodor(us) (see Theodore ). This was the name of the patron saint of western Switzerland. Compare Yother and Yotter .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Moder, Coder, Oder, Roder, Toder, Soter, Boden, Kober, Soder, Loden

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Where is the Yoder family from?

You can see how Yoder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yoder family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yoder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Yoder family living in Middlesex. This was 100% of all the recorded Yoder's in United Kingdom. Middlesex had the highest population of Yoder families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yoder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yoder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yoder. 30% of Yoder men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Yoder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yoder were Salesman and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Yoder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yoder 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Yoder. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Yoder. For the veterans among your Yoder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yoder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Yoder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Yoder in 1945 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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