Gordman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the name Gordman begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund. [1]

Early Origins of the Gordman family

The surname Gordman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Gordman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gordman research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1601, 1601, 1583, 1656, 1649, 1699 and are included under the topic Early Gordman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gordman 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. Gordman has been recorded under many different variations, including Goodman, Goodmann and others.

Early Notables of the Gordman family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gordman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gordman family to Ireland

Some of the Gordman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gordman family

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 Gordman or a variant listed above: Robart Goodman, who came to Virginia in 1619; John Goodman who sailed on the "Mayflower" and arrived in 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts; Richard Goodman, who settled in Cambridge in 1632 and was later Constable of Hartford Conn..

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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