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The noble Spanish surname Godinez is of patronymic origin, deriving from the personal name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the surname Godinez is derived from the ancient Germanic name Gund which means "combat or battle."

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The surname Godinez was first found in the province of Galicia. However, early records show the presence of the Godinez family in Salamanca during the early medieval period.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godines, Godinez, Godineze, Godins and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godinez research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1517, 1571, 1550, 1554, 1556, 1569, 1620, 1588, 1637, 1591 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Godinez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Don Godinho, who served king Alfonso "el Sabio"...

Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godinez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godinez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Godinez, who landed in America in 1812

Godinez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dionisio Godinez, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Manuel Godinez, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1911
  • Simeon Godinez, aged 45, who landed in America from Sagua, Cuba, in 1912
  • Rodolfo Godinez, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1913
  • Andres Godinez, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from St. Sebaetian, Spain, in 1922
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  • Javier Mora Godinez (1924-1999), American song writer and composer
  • Manuel Godinez, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1952-53 (acting, 1952-53); Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1956
  • Jennifer Godinez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004
  • Felipe Godínez (1588-1637), dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age
  • Braulio Antonio Godínez Durán (b. 1984), Mexican football defender who plays for Alebrijes de Oaxaca
  • José Said Hilario Godínez López (b. 1975), Mexican former footballer who played for Tecos UAG
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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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    The Godinez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godinez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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