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Where did the English Goodier family come from? What is the English Goodier family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goodier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goodier family history?The name Goodier reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the given names Gudhir, or Gudvar, which were popular medieval names of Germanic origin.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Goodier has been recorded under many different variations, including Goodyear, Goodier and others.
First found in Essex where they were granted land by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The name was derived from Goudier, and was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodier research. Another 293 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1327, 1456, 1500, 1513, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Goodier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Goodiers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Goodier Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Goodier Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Goodier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodier 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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