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The history of the name Goodwin begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Godwin.

Goodwin Early Origins



The surname Goodwin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times. Godwin or Godwine (d. 1053) was an earl of Wessex, chief adviser to King Canute, who held great wealth and lands in those times. His son Harold Godwinson (circa 1022-1066) was Harold II of England, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England, killed on October 14 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. Godwin, or Godwine was also the name of an 11th century Bishop of Lichfield, who died in 1020.

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Goodwin Spelling Variations


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Goodwin Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Goodwin has been recorded under many different variations, including Godwin, Goodwin, Goodin, Gooding, Goodings, Goodwyn, Godwyn, Godwine, Goodwine, Goddwin, Goddwyn, Goddywne and many more.

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Goodwin Early History


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Goodwin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodwin research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1296, 1177, 1273, 1327, 1500, 1562, 1633, 1594, 1665, 1603, 1674, 1641, 1660, 1695, 1677, 1654, 1655, 1659, 1600, 1680, 1597 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Goodwin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodwin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodwin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Francis Godwin (1562-1633), English divine, Bishop of Llandaff and of Hereford; John Goodwin (1594-1665), an English preacher, theologian and prolific author; John Goodwin (1603-1674), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1641 and 1660, supporter of the...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodwin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodwin In Ireland


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Goodwin In Ireland



Some of the Goodwin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Goodwin or a variant listed above:

Goodwin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mrs. Goodwin, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1632
  • Christopher Goodwin, who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1640
  • Adam Goodwin who landed in Providence, Rhode Island in 1641
  • Christopher Goodwin, who setted in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1647
  • Daniel Goodwin, who settled in Maine in 1652

Goodwin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edwin Goodwin, who settled in Maryland in 1731
  • Catherine Goodwin, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1770

Goodwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Goodwin, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Edward Goodwin, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Charles Goodwin, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • John Goodwin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) planter 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  • Sarah Goodwin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodwin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Goodwin, aged 49, a stock keeper, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Goodwin, aged 43, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • James Goodwin, aged 16, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Jane Goodwin, aged 11, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • George Goodwin, aged 9, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodwin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodwin (post 1700)



  • Winslow Goodwin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Winchester, 1908
  • William Shields Goodwin (1866-1937), American Democrat politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1895; Member of Arkansas State Senate, 1905-09; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 7th District, 1911-21
  • William N. Goodwin, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1964-66
  • William Manch Goodwin, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Washington County, 1933-34
  • William John Goodwin (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State Senate, 1922-26; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • William H. Goodwin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1904
  • William H. Goodwin, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 29th District, 1855
  • William A. Goodwin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1920
  • William Goodwin, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 2nd District, 1853-55
  • Warren O. Goodwin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale District, 1960
  • ... (Another 137 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Goodwin Historic Events


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Goodwin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

HMAS Sydney II

RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic


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Suggested Readings for the name Goodwin


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Suggested Readings for the name Goodwin



  • Godwin by Jamie Ault Grady.
  • Godwin-Hill and Related Families by Ruth Godwin Gadbury.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et virtute
Motto Translation: By fidelity and valour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Goodwin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodwin 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.

This page was last modified on 5 March 2017 at 10:30.

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