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Multiple Origins for the Surname Godbold


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Godbold Early Origins



The surname Godbold was first found in Essex 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 year 1206 when Adam, son of Godboldi held estates in that shire.

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Godbold Spelling Variations


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Godbold Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Godbold, Goodbold, Godbald, Godball, Goodball, Gobat, Godbolt, Goodbolt, Goodbow and many more.

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Godbold Early History


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Godbold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godbold research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1242, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Godbold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godbold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godbold Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Godbold 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:

Godbold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Godbold, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Godbold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Godbold (post 1700)



  • Norman Dozier Godbold (1877-1936), American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in Hawaii; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1924
  • Norman D. Godbold Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1940
  • Jake Godbold, American politician, Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, 1979-87; Defeated, 1995
  • Lucille Godbold, distinguished American athlete who won a gold medal at the First International Track Meet for Women in Paris
  • Jake Maurice Godbold, chemical company executive, Florida
  • Daryl Martin Godbold (b. 1964), former professional footballer
  • Jake Godbold, mayor of Jacksonville, Florida from 19781987

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Godbold Family Crest Products


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Godbold Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Godbold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godbold 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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