Godley Family History

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Godley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Godley in Cheshire or Goodleigh in Devon, both named from the Old English byname Goda meaning ‘good’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Bodley, Gidley, Ridley, Dudley, Coley, Comley, Woodley, Boxley, Onley

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Godley Family Origin

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Godley Family Occupations

What did your Godley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Godley. 11% of Godley men worked as a Bricklayer and 72% of Godley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Godley were Retired and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Godley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Godley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Godley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Godley. For the veterans among your Godley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Godley Life Expectancy

What is the average Godley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Godley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Godley in 1945 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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