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.
Important Dates for the Godbold family
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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.
Early Notables of the Godbold family (pre 1700)
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Godbold migration to the United States
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 
Contemporary Notables of the name Godbold (post 1700)
Lucille Godbold, distinguished American athlete who won a gold medal at the First International Track Meet for Women in Paris
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 
Catherine Malia Godbold (1975-2018), Australian actress who died from brain cancer at the age of 43
Jake Maurice Godbold, chemical company executive, Florida
Daryl Martin Godbold (b. 1964), former professional footballer
Jake Godbold, mayor of Jacksonville, Florida from 1978–1987
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^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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