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Godby Early Origins



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.

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Godby Spelling Variations


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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.

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Godby Early History


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Godby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godby research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1759, 1843, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Godby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godby 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:

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, landed in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Godby (post 1700)


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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

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Godby Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Godby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godby 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 23 October 2015 at 10:05.

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