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Moody Family History

Moody Name Meaning
English and Irish: nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, from Middle English modie ‘impetuous’, ‘haughty’, ‘angry’ (Old English modig ‘brave’, ‘proud’, from mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’). adm This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

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

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Name Distribution of Moody Families

  • Number of Moody families
     259 - 516
     87 - 258
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Moody families
     741 - 1,480
     248 - 740
     1 - 247
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Moody families
     31 - 60
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Moody Family Origin

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Moody Immigration Information

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Moody Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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