John Codd

20 May 1758–
Aghold, County Wicklow, Ireland

The Life of John

When John Codd was christened on 20 May 1758, in Aghold, County Wicklow, Ireland, his father, Abraham Code, was 27 and his mother, Mary Twamley, was 22.

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Abraham Code
Mary Twamley
John Codd
John Codd or Code
Mary Codde
Ann Codd or Code
Elizabeth Codde
Rachael Codde
Anne Codd
Joseph Code

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World Events (3)


Battle of Antrim.

The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and bags, from Middle English cod ‘bag’.2 English: nickname for a man noted for his apparent sexual prowess, from cod(piece), in Tudor times the garment worn prominently over the male genitals.3 English: from Middle English cod, the fish (of uncertain origin, perhaps a transferred use of 1), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish, or possibly as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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