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Godbold Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the personal name Godebald, composed of the Germanic elements god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + bald, bold ‘bold’, ‘brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Godbout, Guibord, Diebold, Bold, Rembold, Goebel, Rabold, Herbold

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Godbold Family Origin

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Godbold Family Occupations

What did your Godbold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Godbold family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godbold. The most common Godbold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Godbold's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Godbold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Godbold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godbold 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Godbold. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Godbold. For the veterans among your Godbold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Godbold Life Expectancy

What is the average Godbold lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Godbold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Godbold in 1945 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Godbold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Godbold 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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