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Goudy Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Goldie.

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


Similar surnames: Goudey, Goldy, Gowdy, Loudy, Goude, Moudy, Boundy, Rudy, Doody, Gorry

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Where is the Goudy family from?

You can see how Goudy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goudy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goudy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Goudy families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Goudy's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Goudy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goudy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goudy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goudy. 15% of Goudy men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Goudy women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goudy were Machinist and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Goudy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goudy 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goudy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Goudy. For the veterans among your Goudy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goudy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Goudy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goudy in 1944 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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