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Goodbody Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from Middle English gode ‘good’ + body ‘person’, ‘creature’, apparently a nickname for a good person. Reaney, however, notes that the expression was used as a polite term of address, and the surname may therefore have arisen as a nickname for someone who habitually used this expression.

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


Similar surnames: Goody, Goodson, Goodwill, Goodbar, Good, Woodrow, Goodacre, Goodkind

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Goodbody Family Origin

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Goodbody Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Ag Labourer

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Goodbody occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Goodbody's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodbody. A less common occupation for the Goodbody family was Annuitant.

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Goodbody Life Expectancy

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