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Godbold Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): from the Middle English and Old French personal name Godebald Godbaud a medieval French form of the ancient Germanic name Godebald composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + bald ‘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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Where is the Godbold family from?

You can see how Godbold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Godbold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Godbold families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Godbold families living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Godbold's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Godbold families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Godbold surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Godbold ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Godbold. 22% of Godbold men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Godbold women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Godbold were Manager and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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