Goddyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goddyn family

The surname Goddyn was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, where the following are listed as both a forename and a surname: Godin de Bech, Cambridgeshire; Godun le Bere, Cambridgeshire; Roger Godin, Cambridgeshire; William Godin, Oxfordshire; John filius Goding, Huntingdonshire; Alice Goding, Cambridgeshire; and Alice Godon, Oxfordshire. [1]

The same rolls include Godun le Bere in Cheshire. Later Philip Guodun, Guodin was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1280. [2]

The name is derived from "God or good. Saxon, and win, conqueror, that is, a conqueror in God, converted or victorious in God." [3]

Early records also listed the name in its Latin form. The Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III- Edward I listed Gaudinus de Albo Monast, 10 Henry III (during the tenth year of King Henry III's reign) and the Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III listed Gaudinus de Aseby, Lincolnshire, 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign.)

"Godden is an ancient Kent surname. The vicar of Reculver in 1663 was thus named, and in Folkestone church there is, or was, a memorial to a Godden of the date of 1636. The Goddens held the manor of Leyborne and much other property in the county during the 16th. century; and back in the 14th century we find a family of De Godden holding the manor of Godden in Tenterden parish, where the surname yet remains. This is in fact an early English surname, being represented in the forms of Godin and Goding in the adjacent county of Sussex during the 13th century." [4]

Early History of the Goddyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goddyn research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1548, 1455, 1487, 1624, 1688, 1624, 1661, 1678 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Goddyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goddyn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godden, Goden, Kodden, Goddings, Godding, Goddin and many more.

Early Notables of the Goddyn family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Godden, (1624-1688) born Thomas Tylden, an English courtier implicated in the Titus Oates plot. He was the son of William Tylden, gentleman, of Dartford, Kent and was born at Addington in that county in 1624, and educated at a private school kept by Mr. Gill in Holborn. "In 1661 he was appointed chaplain and preceptor to the Princess Catharine of Braganza, the destined consort of Charles II, and the year following he accompanied her to England, and had apartments assigned to him in the palace of Somerset House. In 1678 Godden was accused of...
Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goddyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Goddyn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goddyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jula. Goddyn, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Westernland" from Antwerp, Belgium [5]
Goddyn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Richard Goddyn, aged 20, originally from Aeltre, Belgium, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [6]
  • J. Goddyn, aged 35, originally from Parksville, Canada, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [7]
  • Barthelomeus P. Goddyn, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goddyn (post 1700) +

  • Sylvie Goddyn (b. 1964), French National Front Member of the European Parliament representing North-West France


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7C-KX3 : 6 December 2014), Jula. Goddyn, 12 Aug 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Westernland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN5V-QJS : 6 December 2014), Richard Goddyn, 15 Aug 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJM5-V48 : 6 December 2014), J. Goddyn, 11 Apr 1913; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H1-26J : 6 December 2014), Barthelomeus P. Goddyn, 11 Feb 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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