In ancient 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
Early Origins of the Goudie family
The surname Goudie was first found in 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
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few 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.Another 53 words (4 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 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
- James Goudie, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822
Goudie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Goudie, aged 40, who landed in America from Bedford, in 1904
- Jane Goudie, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Paisley, in 1904
- John Goudie, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1909
- John W. Goudie, aged 22, who landed in America from Hoswick, Scotland, in 1909
- Gavin Goudie, aged 36, who landed in America from South Shields, Engld, in 1910
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Goudie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Herbert Goudie, aged 21, who landed in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1910
- Lilliam Goudie, aged 27, who settled in Labrador, Newfoundland, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Goudie (post 1700)
- James B. Goudie Jr. (1769-1836), American politician, Indiana State Representative
- John Charles "Johnny" Goudie (b. 1968), Cuban-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician
- Frank "Big Boy" Goudie (1899-1964), American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist
- Chuck Goudie (b. 1956), American television journalist
- LaVinia Rothrock Goudie, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1992 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Andrew William Goudie CB, Chief Economic Adviser to the Scottish Government
- Alexander Goudie (1933-2004), Scottish figurative painter
- Gordon Goudie (b. 1987), Scottish cricketer
- Michael Goudie, New Zealand politician
- Kathy Goudie, former Canadian politician who represented Humber Valley in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly (2003 to 2007)
- ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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.