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The BODDY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,115 13233 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 418 11090 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +1697 -2143 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 195 7721 0.001 12
United Kingdom 2,291 2627 0.005 50
Top States for BODDY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 203 14006 0.001 6
Michigan 194 7351 0.002 20
Ohio 135 11167 0.001 12
Florida 127 15625 0.001 8
Texas 112 15699 0.001 5
Top States for BODDY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 37 2701 0.006 59
Delaware 44 3560 0.006 56
New Hampshire 40 4724 0.003 32
Mississippi 62 4976 0.002 22
Maine 25 6780 0.002 20


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BODDY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BODDY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BODDY in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BODDY by picking someone at random in Alaska than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BODDY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BODDY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BODDY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BODDY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 441 20.85
White (Hispanic) 75 3.55
Mixed Race 52 2.46
Asian/Pacific 32 1.51
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.57
White (Caucasian) 1,503 71.06

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BODDY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BODDY in historical publications

BODDY. See Body.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BODDY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BODDY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BODDY

The following words are slight variants of BODDY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.