Goden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goden family

The surname Goden was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Important Dates for the Goden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goden research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1548, 159b, 1455, 1487, 1624 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Goden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goden Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Goden family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Goden family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Goden (post 1700)

  • Dennis L. Goden, American politician, Workers League Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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