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Moody Family History

Moody Name Meaning

English and Irish: nickname from Middle English mody ‘proud haughty angry fierce bold brave or rash’ (Old English mōdig). Compare Muddiman . This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Goody, Body, Good, Monday, Woody, Moy, Hood, Moon, Foody, Woods

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Where is the Moody family from?

You can see how Moody families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moody family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moody families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 181 Moody families living in Maine. This was about 18% of all the recorded Moody's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Moody families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moody surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moody ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moody. 19% of Moody men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Moody women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moody were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 414,000 census records available for the last name Moody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moody 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Moody. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 66,000 military records available for the last name Moody. For the veterans among your Moody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moody lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Moody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Moody in 1941 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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