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Codd Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cod (the fish) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish or possibly as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way. English: occupational name for a maker of leather bags or a saddler. In the 16th century codder denoted a worker in leather a saddler or a peltmonger. English: from Middle English cod(d) ‘bag’ a word that was also used to refer to the belly or stomach hence a nickname for someone with a large belly. Irish: possibly a variant of Cody .

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

Similar surnames: Dodd, Todd, Kidd, Cord, Corn, Coad, Mudd, Curd, Podd, Corda

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Where is the Codd family from?

You can see how Codd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Codd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Codd families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Codd families living in Maryland. This was about 40% of all the recorded Codd's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Codd families in 1840.
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What did your Codd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Codd. 20% of Codd men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Codd women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Codd were Manager 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Codd. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Codd. For the veterans among your Codd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Codd lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Codd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Codd in 1957 was 50, and 88 in 2004.

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