Godin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the medieval era, many new names came to France. Godin originated during that time in the province of Forez. Godin was derived from the personal name Godwine, which means good protector.

Early Origins of the Godin family

The surname Godin was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire department, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the noble family held a family seat from ancient times.

One of the first recordings of this ancient family occurs in 1584 when Pierre and Marguerite, the children of Jean, were involved in a proceeding with Jean Godin and Yves de Lus. Many members of this celebrated family were involved in the events of the times, such as, during the French Revolution, François Joseph Louis Godin, Baron of Godin, who was elected as a Deputy of Dyle to the Conseil des Anciens (council founded 1795 of men over 40 to weight decisions of the Assembly). Another important member of the family, Jean-Baptiste Godin, was a French politician and industrialist during the 1800's.

Charles Godin, born in 1631, son of Jacques and Marguerite of St.Laurent in Dauphine, travelled to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marie Boucher, daughter of Marin and Perinne, on 6th November 1656. They settled together in Quebec and had eighteen children to carry on the Godin name. [1]

Early History of the Godin family

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Godin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godin, Godain, Godaint, Godein, Godaing, Godine, Goddin, Goddain, Goddaint, Goddein, Goddaing, Goddine, Gaudain, Gaudaint, Gaudein, Gaudaing, Gaudine, Gauddin, Gauddain, Gauddaint, Gauddein, Gauddaing and many more.

Early Notables of the Godin family (pre 1700)

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Godin World Ranking

In the United States, the name Godin is the 7,536th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Godin is ranked the 304th most popular surname with an estimated 14,378 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Godin is the 199th popular surname. [4] France ranks Godin as 494th with 9,060 people. [5]

United States Godin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Godin, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [6]
  • Richard Godin, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [6]
  • Susanne Godin, who settled in Maryland in 1763
  • Susane Godin, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [6]

Canada Godin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Godin, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Germain Godin, who arrived in Acadia in 1687
Godin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Godin, who settled in the parish of Saint-Pierre, Quebec, in 1903

Contemporary Notables of the name Godin (post 1700) +

  • Jean Baptiste André Godin, French Industrialist and Politician
  • Nicolas Godin (b. 1969), French musician
  • Gérald Godin, Quebec poet and politician
  • Jacques Godin (1930-2020), Canadian film, television and stage actor who won the Canadian Film Award for Best Actor at the 25th Canadian Film Awards
  • Maurice Godin (b. 1932), member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2000
  • Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934-1964), Dutch nobleman and motorsport driver from the Netherlands
  • Sir Richard Godin Simeon (1784-1854), 2nd Baronet, English Liberal Party politician, Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight (1832-1837)

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  4. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  5. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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