Goodbody Family History
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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