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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

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Goodbody Family Origin

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Goodbody Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • House Painter

    15%
  • Black Smith

    8%
  • Bookkeeper

    8%

In 1880, the most common Goodbody occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Goodbody's were Farmers. 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.

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Goodbody Life Expectancy

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