An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Goddy. They lived in Edinburghshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Goddy is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name
Early Origins of the Goddy family
The surname Goddy was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Goddy family
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Goddy Spelling Variations
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred
years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations
in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Goddy has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.
Early Notables of the Goddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goddy family to Ireland
Some of the Goddy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goddy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Catherine Goddy, aged 27, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
The Goddy 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 Translation: Honesty.