Godby Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places in Leicestershire, Goadby or Goadby Marwood, named from the Old Norse personal name Gauti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Cosby, Colby, Gunby, Gadsby, Goldsby, Hobby, Mosby, Goy, Godoy

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Godby Family Origin

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Godby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Godby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Godby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Godby family was Farming. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godby.

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Godby Historical Records

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Godby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Godby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Godby in 1943 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Godby

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