Godbehere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Godbehere family
The surname Godbehere was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Godbehere family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godbehere research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1294, 1455, 1487 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Godbehere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Godbehere Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Godley, Godlee, Godlie, Godly, Godleigh, Godlay, Godelay, Godelegh, Goodleigh, Goodley, Goodlay, Goodlie, Goodlee, Godby, Godbey and many more.
Early Notables of the Godbehere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Godbehere family to Ireland
Some of the Godbehere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 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 Godbehere family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..