Goody Name Meaning

from Middle English god dai ‘good day’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone who frequently used this greeting. from a Middle English female personal name Godeve, Old English Godgifu, composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + gifu ‘gift’. This name has perhaps absorbed a less common name with the second element guð ‘battle’. nickname for a widow or an independent woman, from Middle English goodwife ‘mistress of a house’, from Old English god ‘good’ + wif ‘woman’. Compare Goodman 1.

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


Similar surnames: Good, Moody, Body, Hood, Gooder, Woody, Gowdy, Glod, Foody, Grody

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Goody Family Origin

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Goody Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Going To School

    28%
  • Day Laborer

    11%
  • Painter

    11%

In 1881, the most common Goody occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Goody's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goody family was Painter. Farmer, Going To School and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goody.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Goody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Goody in 1942 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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