Moody Family History

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Moody Name Meaning

English and Irish: nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, from Middle English modie ‘impetuous’, ‘haughty’, ‘angry’ (Old English modig ‘brave’, ‘proud’, from mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’). This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

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

Similar surnames: Goody, Body, Good, Monday, Woody, Moy, Hood, Moon, Foody, Woods

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Moody Family Origin

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Moody Family Occupations

What did your Moody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moody. A less common occupation for the Moody family was Farming. The most common Moody occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Moody's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Moody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 414,000 census records available for the last name Moody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moody 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Moody. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Moody. For the veterans among your Moody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moody Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Moody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Moody in 1941 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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