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Where did the Spanish Godinez family come from? What is the Spanish Godinez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Godinez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Godinez family history?

The noble Spanish surname Godinez is of patronymic origin, deriving from the personal name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the surname Godinez is derived from the ancient Germanic name Gund which means "combat or battle."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Godines, Godinez, Godineze, Godins and others.

First found in the province of Galicia. However, early records show the presence of the Godinez family in Salamanca during the early medieval period.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godinez research. Another 359 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1588, 1620, and 1637 are included under the topic Early Godinez History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 102 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godinez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godinez Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Godinez, who landed in America in 1812

Godinez Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Dionisio Godinez, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Manuel Godinez, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1911
  • Simeon Godinez, aged 45, who landed in America from Sagua, Cuba, in 1912
  • Rodolfo Godinez, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1913
  • Andres Godinez, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from St. Sebaetian, Spain, in 1922


  • Javier Mora Godinez (1924-1999), American song writer and composer
  • Juan Godínez (1517-1571), Spanish Conquistador
  • Felipe Godínez (1588-1637), dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age
  • Braulio Antonio Godínez (b. 1984), Mexican football defender
  • José Said Hilario Godínez (b. 1975), Mexican football midfielder


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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  11. ...

The Godinez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godinez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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