Goody Family History

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Goody Name Meaning

from Middle English god dai ‘good day’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone who frequently used this greeting. from a Middle English female personal name Godeve, Old English Godgifu, composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + gifu ‘gift’. This name has perhaps absorbed a less common name with the second element guð ‘battle’. nickname for a widow or an independent woman, from Middle English goodwife ‘mistress of a house’, from Old English god ‘good’ + wif ‘woman’. Compare Goodman 1.

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

Similar surnames: Good, Moody, Body, Hood, Gooder, Woody, Gowdy, Glod, Foody, Grody

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Goody Family Origin

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Goody Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goody family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goody. The most common Goody occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Goody's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Butcher


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Goody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Goody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goody 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goody. 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 Goody. For the veterans among your Goody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goody Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Goody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Goody in 1942 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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