In the medieval era, many new names came to France. Godina originated during that time in the province of Forez
. Godina was derived from the personal name
Godwine, which means good protector.
Early Origins of the Godina family
The surname Godina was first found in Forez
, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the noble family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Godina family
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Godina 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 Godina family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Godina family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Godina Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carlo Godina, aged 42, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Belvedere" from Trieste, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XW-7WR : 6 December 2014), Carlo Godina, 27 Apr 1920; citing departure port Trieste, arrival port New York City, New York, ship name Belvedere, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Godina (post 1700)
- John Godina (b. 1972), American Olympic shot putter medalist
- Tanja Godina (b. 1970), Solvenia Olympic back stroke swimmer