Scotland, the first people to use Goudie as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Edinburghshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Goudie is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name Gold.
Early Origins of the Goudie family
Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area 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.
Early History of the Goudie family
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Goudie Spelling Variations
hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Goudie has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.
Early Notables of the Goudie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goudie family to Ireland
Some of the Goudie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Goudie family to the New World and Oceana
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Goudie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Goudie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Goudie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Goudie (post 1700)
The Goudie 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 Translation: Honesty.
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