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Doody Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick Kerry and Cork): variant of Dowd . There may also have been some confusion with the English name Dowdy . English (Shropshire Staffordshire and Warwickshire): variant of Dowdy .

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


Similar surnames: Dowdy, Coody, Dooly, Doud, Dodd, Doddy, Mowdy, Moody, Dovey, Dowdey

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Where is the Doody family from?

You can see how Doody families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doody family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doody families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Doody families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Doody's in USA. New York had the highest population of Doody families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doody surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doody ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doody. 15% of Doody men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Doody women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doody were Truck Driver and Typist. .

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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
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Typist
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Doody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doody 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Doody. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Doody. For the veterans among your Doody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doody lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Doody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Doody in 1945 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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