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Brody Family History

Brody Name Meaning
Hungarian (Bródy), Slavic, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the many towns and cities in central and eastern Europe named with Slavic brod ‘fort’.Variant spelling of Scottish Brodie. UK 78, mainly London.

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

104,202 Historical Documents with Brody on Ancestry.com
32,456 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,029 Military Records
6,206 Immigration Records
33,191 Census and Voter Lists
27,320 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Brody Families

  • Number of Brody families
     173 - 344
     58 - 172
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brody families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brody families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Brody census records

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Brody Family Origin

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Brody Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brody

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Brody Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brody census records

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Brody Civil War Service Records

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