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Godber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Godber family


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.

Early History of the Godber family


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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.

Early Notables of the Godber family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Godber family to the New World and Oceana


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
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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 (1960–1973)

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