Brody Family History

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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

What did your Brody ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Butcher, Canvasser For Land Co and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brody. 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.

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  • Butcher

    7%
  • Canvasser For Land Co

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Cooper

    7%

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

Brody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brody census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Brody

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brody. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Brody. For the veterans among your Brody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brody Life Expectancy

What is the average Brody lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brody

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brody 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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