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The surname Godber was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gobard, Gobard, Gobert, Gobart, Godberd, Godbard, Godbert, Godbart, Godber and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godber research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1195, 1563, 1455, 1487, 1662, 1744, 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Godber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Godber, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Godber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sidney Godber, aged 3, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1906
  • Arthur Lewis Godber, aged 7, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1906
  • Florence Rose Godber, aged 29, who settled in America from Leicester, England, in 1906
  • John Robert Godber, aged 25, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • George Godber, aged 26, who landed in America from Enmiokillen, Ireland, in 1908
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  • Sir George Edward Godber GCB (1908-2009), English Chief Medical Officer for Her Majesty's Government (1960 to 1973)
  • John Harry Godber (b. 1956), English dramatist
  • Peter Fitzroy Godber (b. 1922), Kowloon's Deputy District Commissioner of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force
  • Sir Frederick Godber (1888-1976), 1st Baron Godber, Managing Director of Shell
  • Joseph Bradshaw Godber (1914-1980), Baron Godber of Willington, British Conservative politician and cabinet minister
  • Sir George Godber (1909-2009), British doctor, Chief Medical Officer (19601973)
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    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Godber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godber 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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