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Goddard is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Goddard comes from the Germanic personal name Godhard, which is composed of the elements god, which means good, and hard, which means brave or strong.

Goddard Early Origins



The surname Goddard was first found in Wiltshire at Berwick-Bassett, a parish, in the union of Marlborough, hundred of Calne, Marlborough and Ramsbury. "The ancient manorhouse [of Berwick-Bassett], many ages since the residence of the Goddard family, is still remaining." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Goddard Spelling Variations


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Goddard Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Goddard, Goddart, Godard, Godart, Godarte, Godert, Godderd and many more.

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Goddard Early History


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Goddard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goddard research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1208, 1221, 1299, 1617 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Goddard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goddard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goddard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Jonathan Goddard (1617-1675), an English physician, Army Surgeon to the forces of Oliver Cromwell, an active member of the...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goddard 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Goddard or a variant listed above were:

Goddard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Goddard, who landed in New Hampshire in 1630
  • John Goddard landed in Dover, Massachusetts in 1632
  • William Goddard purchased land in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Goddard, who arrived in America in 1635
  • Anthony Goddard, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goddard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Goddard, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • James Goddard, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1733

Goddard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Goddard, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • E B Goddard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • R Goddard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Emma Goddard, aged 21, landed in New York in 1862
  • Matthew Goddard, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goddard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Goddard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Goddard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Goddard, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • George Goddard a seaman, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  • Robert Goddard a seaman, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  • Robert Goddard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rapid.gif
  • George Goddard, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goddard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Goddard arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Samuel Goddard landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • Elizabeth Goddard, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Cephas Goddard, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Martha Goddard, aged 20, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goddard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goddard (post 1700)



  • Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945), American professor and scientist, one of the "fathers of modern rocketry," eponym of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), a major NASA space research laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Paul Goddard (1946-2014), American bassist with the Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • John Goddard (1924-2013), American adventurer, explorer, author, and lecturer
  • Samuel Pearson Goddard Jr. (1919-2006), American politician, 12th Governor of Arizona
  • Charles A. Goddard, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Cheshire; Elected 1930
  • Charles A. Goddard, American Republican politician, Member of Ohio board of public works; Elected 1897
  • Calvin Goddard (1768-1842), American politician, Mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, 1814; Superior Court Judge in Connecticut, 1815-18
  • C. W. Goddard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • A. E. Goddard, American Republican politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1926-27; Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936
  • Charles W. Goddard, American Republican politician, U.S. Consul General in Constantinople, 1861-64; Postmaster at Portland, Maine, 1871-84
  • ... (Another 49 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Goddard Historic Events


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Goddard Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Goddard (1868-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Bertram  Goddard (1886-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sidney Goddard (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Windsor, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Goddard


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Suggested Readings for the name Goddard



  • The Goddard Book by John W. Harms.
  • Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards by Michael Moses.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cervus non servus
Motto Translation: A stag not enslaved.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rapid.gif
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

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  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Goddard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goddard 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.

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