Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. Check marks indicate the level to which a name has been verified.
Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. 'ko.di  [key]
Other Forms FormsCody

Meaning & History

Coady or Cody originated in the Southern Counties of Ireland. The Norman family Odo le Ercedekne acquired land in Kilkenny, Ireland in early 1300's. In medieval records it was spelled Lerceddkne and then Archdeken and then Archdeacon. For example, there was a Patrick Coady Archdeacon born in 1696 in Kilkenny. The Irish people spoke Gaelic and so the original French name was Gallicized into MacOdo, MacCoda, MacCody from the Gaelic surname Mac Oda.
Added 8/14/2022 by Dr. James M Coady
Edited 12/19/2022 by Mike C