Godby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Godby family
The surname Godby was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family was established in Aurbous, a village in the Basses-Pyrénées, in the district of Pau.
Important Dates for the Godby family
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Godby Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Godbout, Godebout, Godbold, Godebold, Godbert, Godebert, Godbard, Godebard, Godbart, Godebart, Godbil, Godebille, Godebilles, Godby, Godeby and many more.
Early Notables of the Godby family (pre 1700)
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Godby migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Godby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Godby, who landed in Virginia in 1608 
- Joann Godby, who arrived in Virginia in 1621 
- Tho Godby, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 
Godby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrw Godby, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Godby (post 1700)
- J. Thomas Godby (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Logan County, 1959-60 
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html