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Goodbody Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from Middle English gode ‘good’ + body ‘person’, ‘creature’, apparently a nickname for a good person. Reaney, however, notes that the expression was used as a polite term of address, and the surname may therefore have arisen as a nickname for someone who habitually used this expression.

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


Similar surnames: Goody, Goodson, Goodwill, Goodbar, Good, Woodrow, Goodacre, Goodkind

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Goodbody Family Origin

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Goodbody Family Occupations

What did your Goodbody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goodbody family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, House Painter and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodbody. The most common Goodbody occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Goodbody's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • House Painter

    15%
  • Black Smith

    8%
  • Bookkeeper

    8%

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Goodbody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goodbody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodbody 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goodbody. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goodbody. For the veterans among your Goodbody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodbody Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodbody lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Goodbody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Goodbody in 1960 was 72, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodbody 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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