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Cody Name Meaning

Irish (Kilkenny): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Óda ‘son of Óda’ a personal name of ancient Germanic origin introduced into Ireland by the Normans. This name was taken by a family in Kilkenny formerly known as Archdeacon. English (Middlesex): perhaps from a diminutive of the Old English personal name Coda of unexplained etymology. Americanized form of Coty 1 a surname of French origin (see Cote ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Codd, Corda, Bondy, Corn, Cady, Gory, Goy, Caddy, Cords, Godby

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Where is the Cody family from?

You can see how Cody families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cody family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cody families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 86 Cody families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Cody's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cody families in 1911.
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What did your Cody ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Cody. 23% of Cody men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Cody women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cody were Income and Civil Servant. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Income

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Civil Servant
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Census Records

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Cody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cody census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Cody. 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 Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Cody. For the veterans among your Cody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cody lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cody in 1942 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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