Brody Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bródy), Slavic, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the many towns and cities in central and eastern Europe named with Slavic brod ‘fort’. Variant spelling of Scottish Brodie.

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


Similar surnames: Brodsky, Broda, Brodt, Body, Roda, Broady, Bronk, Rody, Grody, Brod

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Brody Family Origin

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Brody Family Occupations

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  • Butcher

    7%
  • Canvasser For Land Co

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Cooper

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brody family was Cooper. The most common Brody occupation in the UK was Butcher. 7% of Brody's were Butchers. Butcher, Canvasser For Land Co and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brody.

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Brody Historical Records

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Brody Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Brody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brody in 1943 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brody

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