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There are approximately 211 people named Goodbody in the UK. That makes it the 14,695th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 3 are named Goodbody.

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The Goodbody surname in historical dictionaries

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

GOODBODY. A portly person— like the Fr. Ueaieorji.'i; perluqis, however, an oath : ' By God's bocfy,' — not unusual in the middle ages. The orthography in the H 1!,. is Godbodi, \vhich rather confirms iho latter derivation. Under the name I'ardew will be found some remarks on surnames derived from Oaths. See however tlie remarks under Body.

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

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