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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Going To School

    19%
  • Farm Servant

    6%
  • Going To School, Son

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Body. 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.

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Body Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Body

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