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Origins of the Bodily surname

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About the Bodilys

We have a total number of 878 records for people with the last name Bodily.

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Where do most Bodilys live?

In 1921, most Bodilys lived in East Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Bodilys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 787 records for the Bodily surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Bodilys most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Bodilys.

What are the most common Bodily first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Bodilys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bodilys in 1921
Lace Maker

5

General Servant Domestic

4

Dress Maker

2

Dressmaker

2

General Domestic

2

Common Male occupations for Bodilys in 1921
Bricklayer

31

Stone Mason

10

Shoemaker

7

Bricklayers Labourer

5

Clerk

4

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