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Godoy Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from Godoy a place in Galicia (Spain). The origin of the placename is uncertain but a connection has been suggested with the Gothic elements guths ‘god’ + wīhs ‘saint’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gordon, Godby, Goy, Goody, Godown, Godel, Gogol, Cody, Good, Goos

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Where is the Godoy family from?

You can see how Godoy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Godoy family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Godoy families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Godoy families living in California. This was about 67% of all the recorded Godoy's in USA. California had the highest population of Godoy families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Godoy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Godoy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Godoy. 48% of Godoy men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Godoy women worked as an Operator. .

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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
  • Picker
  • Farm Laborer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Godoy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godoy 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 Godoy. 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 568 military records available for the last name Godoy. For the veterans among your Godoy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Godoy lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Godoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Godoy in 1959 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

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