Modi Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Bombay city): Hindu (Bania, Vania), Jain, and Parsi name, from modi meaning ‘grocer’, ‘grain merchant’ in the various languages of this region. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.

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


Similar surnames: Lodi, Mori, Muni, Bodi, Mody, Toda, Aldi, Mudd, Rodi, Godin

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Modi Family Origin

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Modi Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Carpenter

    33%
  • Ret. Blacksmith

    33%

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In 1880, the most common Modi occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Modi's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Modi. A less common occupation for the Modi family was Ret. Blacksmith.

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Modi Historical Records

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Modi Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Modi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Modi in 1964 was 76, and 59 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Modi

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