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Body Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English body, Old English bodig ‘body’, ‘trunk’, presumably denoting a corpulent person. In Middle English the word was also used in the sense ‘individual’, ‘person’. English: occupational name for a messenger, Middle English bode (Old English boda; compare Bothe), with the spelling altered to preserve a disyllabic pronunciation. This development can be clearly traced in Sussex. French: variant of Bodin. Hungarian (Bódy): variant of Bódi (see Bodi).

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


Similar surnames: Boddy, Bodi, Bode, Bow, Bodo, Boda, Boss, Boff, Goy, Bodin

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Body Family Origin

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Body Family Occupations

What did your Body ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Body family was Going To School, Son. The most common Body occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Body's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Body.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Going To School

    19%
  • Farm Servant

    6%
  • Going To School, Son

    6%

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

Body Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Body. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Body 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Body. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Body. For the veterans among your Body ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Body Life Expectancy

What is the average Body lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Body life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Body in 1960 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Body 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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