Modi Family History

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Modi Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Bombay city): Hindu (Bania, Vania), Jain, and Parsi name, from modi meaning ‘grocer’, ‘grain merchant’ in the various languages of this region. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.

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

Similar surnames: Lodi, Mori, Muni, Bodi, Mody, Toda, Aldi, Mudd, Rodi, Godin

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Modi Family Origin

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Modi Family Occupations

What did your Modi ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Modi family was Ret. Blacksmith. Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Modi. The most common Modi occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Modi's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Carpenter

  • Ret. Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Modi ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Modi Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 440 census records available for the last name Modi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Modi 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Modi. 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 87 military records available for the last name Modi. For the veterans among your Modi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Modi Life Expectancy

What is the average Modi lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Modi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Modi in 1964 was 76, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Modi 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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