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Godber Early Origins



The surname Godber was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Godber Spelling Variations


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Godber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gobard, Gobard, Gobert, Gobart, Godberd, Godbard, Godbert, Godbart, Godber and many more.

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Godber Early History


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Godber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godber research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1195, 1563, 1455, 1487, 1662, 1744, 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Godber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Godber, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Godber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sidney Godber, aged 3, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1906
  • Arthur Lewis Godber, aged 7, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1906
  • Florence Rose Godber, aged 29, who settled in America from Leicester, England, in 1906
  • John Robert Godber, aged 25, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • George Godber, aged 26, who landed in America from Enmiokillen, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Godber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Godber (post 1700)



  • Sir George Edward Godber GCB (1908-2009), English Chief Medical Officer for Her Majesty's Government (1960 to 1973)
  • John Harry Godber (b. 1956), English dramatist
  • Peter Fitzroy Godber (b. 1922), Kowloon's Deputy District Commissioner of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force
  • Sir Frederick Godber (1888-1976), 1st Baron Godber, Managing Director of Shell
  • Joseph Bradshaw Godber (1914-1980), Baron Godber of Willington, British Conservative politician and cabinet minister
  • Sir George Godber (1909-2009), British doctor, Chief Medical Officer (19601973)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Godber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 September 2014 at 12:21.

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