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Fody Family History

Fody Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Body, Foy, Cody, Foody, Rody, Fode, Zody, Mody, Fox, Ford

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Where is the Fody family from?

You can see how Fody families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fody family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Fody families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Fody families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 57% of all the recorded Fody's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Fody families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fody surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fody ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fody. 67% of Fody men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    67%
  • Farming
    34%
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Census Records

There are 813 census records available for the last name Fody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fody 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 146 immigration records available for the last name Fody. 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 90 military records available for the last name Fody. For the veterans among your Fody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fody lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Fody in 1952 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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