Goade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Goade is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. 
Another source claims the name was noting a "descendant of Goda or Gode (good), which is also the first element in many names such as Godmund, Godric and Godwine. In these names it often refers to God; occasionally it refers to the good man." 
And yet another source claims the name was originally Norman as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae lists Alyered and Ralph Godes of Normandy in 1198. 
Early Origins of the Goade family
The surname Goade was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book.  
Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included the family entries as both a forename and a surname: Goda Herrt, 1273; William filius Gode; Goda Poggel; Norman filius Gode; Goda de Castre. Interesting no county entries were provided with these. 
Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Hugo Gud; Cecilia Gud; Robertus Godde and Elena uxor ejus; and Willelmus Gude. 
In Somerset, Richard le Gode was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Further to the north in Scotland, entries were quite late: "George Gude and Mariota Hommyll, his spouse, are mentioned in 1517. Thomas Gude, was bailie of Lowdoun, Ayr, 1533. John Gwid, mason, was builder of the tower of Pollok, 1536, and John Gud held a tenement in Glasgow, 1555." 
Early History of the Goade family
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Goade Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Goade were recorded, including Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.
Early Notables of the Goade family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: James Good (c. 1527-1581), a London physician; Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol College, Oxford; John Goad (1616-1689)...
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Migration of the Goade family to Ireland
Some of the Goade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Goade migration to the United States ||+|
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Goade family emigrate to North America:
Goade Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mr. Thomas Goade, (b. 1620), aged 15, British settler who arrived in New England in 1635 aboard the ship "Abigail" 
| Goade migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Goade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Miss. Abigail Goade, (b. 1836), aged 20, Cornish general servant travelling aboard the ship "Cressy" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 12th January 1856 
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