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Godby Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places in Leicestershire, Goadby or Goadby Marwood, named from the Old Norse personal name Gauti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Corby, Cosby, Colby, Gunby, Gadsby, Goldsby, Hobby, Mosby, Goy, Godoy

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Godby Family Origin

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Godby Family Occupations

What did your Godby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godby. The most common Godby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Godby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Godby family was House Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Going To School

  • House Carpenter


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

Godby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Godby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godby 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 900 immigration records available for the last name Godby. 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 Godby. For the veterans among your Godby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Godby Life Expectancy

What is the average Godby lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Godby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Godby in 1943 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Godby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Godby 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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