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Gode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The name Gode is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Gode belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Gode family


The surname Gode was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book. Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327.

Early History of the Gode family


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Gode Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gode have been found, including Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.

Early Notables of the Gode family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: James Good (circa 1527-1581), a London Medical Physician (MD); Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol...
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Migration of the Gode family to Ireland


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Migration of the Gode family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Gode, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Gode Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. F. Gode, aged 27, settled with his wife Maria Christina aged 25 and son Pehr Theodore in New York in 1849

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