Godin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Godin family

The surname Godin was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Godin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godin research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1790, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Godin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Godin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godingen, Godin, Goding, Godins, Gondain, Gandain and others.

Early Notables of the Godin family (pre 1700)

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Godin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Godin, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Richard Godin, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [1]
  • Susanne Godin, who settled in Maryland in 1763
  • Susane Godin, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [1]

Godin migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Godin, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Germain Godin, who arrived in Acadia in 1687
Godin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Godin, who settled in the parish of Saint-Pierre, Quebec, in 1903

Contemporary Notables of the name Godin (post 1700)

  • Jean Baptiste André Godin, French Industrialist and Politician
  • Gérald Godin, Quebec poet and politician
  • Nicolas Godin (b. 1969), French musician
  • Maurice Godin (b. 1932), member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2000
  • Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934-1964), Dutch nobleman and motorsport driver from the Netherlands
  • Sir Richard Godin Simeon (1784-1854), 2nd Baronet, English Liberal Party politician, Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight (1832-1837)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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