When Merle Oral Brody was born on 5 February 1915, in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States, his father, Oral Kirby Brody, was 19 and his mother, Vada Ellen Gurwell, was 19. He married Myrle Walton on 21 November 1941, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bowmont, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 2 November 1979, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Emanuel, Avrohom, Moshe, Gershon, Hyman, Isadore, Mendle, Chana, Eluzer, Feivel.
Scottish: variant of Brodie .
Hungarian (Bródy) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many towns and cities in central and eastern Europe named with Slavic brod ‘fort’.