Foody Family History

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Foody Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fuada, ‘descendant of Fuada’, a personal name from fuad ‘haste’. Compare Rush, Speed, and Swift.

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

Similar surnames: Hood, Roddy, Ford, Goody, Flood, Looby, Cody, Foley, Woods, Moody

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Foody Family Origin

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Foody Family Occupations

What did your Foody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Carter and Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foody. The most common Foody occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Foody's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Foody family was Farmer.

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  • Keeping House

  • Carter

  • Constable

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Foody ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Foody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Foody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foody census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 687 immigration records available for the last name Foody. 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 Card

There are 362 military records available for the last name Foody. For the veterans among your Foody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foody Life Expectancy

What is the average Foody lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Foody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Foody in 1954 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foody

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foody ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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