Godbey Family History

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Godbey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Godby.

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


Similar surnames: Godbee, Goewey, Dobey, Goodley, Gorney, Gorley, Jodrey, Obey, Bodey

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Godbey Family Origin

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Godbey Family Occupations

What did your Godbey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Godbey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Godbey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Godbey family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Mining Coal and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godbey.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Mining Coal

    11%
  • At Home

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%

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

Godbey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Godbey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godbey 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 Godbey. 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 Godbey. For the veterans among your Godbey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Godbey Life Expectancy

What is the average Godbey lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Godbey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Godbey in 1959 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Godbey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Godbey 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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