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Godley Early Origins



The surname Godley was first found in Cheshire 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 shire.

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Godley Spelling Variations


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Godley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Godley, Godlee, Godlie, Godly, Godleigh, Godlay, Godelay, Godelegh, Goodleigh, Goodley, Goodlay, Goodlie, Goodlee, Godby, Godbey and many more.

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Godley Early History


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Godley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godley research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1294, 1455, 1487 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Godley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Godley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godley In Ireland


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Godley In Ireland



Some of the Godley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Godley, aged 28, landed in New York in 1812
  • M Godley, who arrived in San Francisco California in 1851
  • F Godley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Godley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Godley, aged 18, who landed in America from Hurst Green, in 1904
  • Kate Godley, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Reginald Godfrey Godley, aged 14, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1908
  • Wilhelmina Godley, aged 40, who settled in America from Scarboro, England, in 1908
  • Ethel Ginevra Godley, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Scarboro, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Godley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Godley (post 1700)



  • George McMurtrie Godley II (1917-1999), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Congo (Leopoldville), 1964-66; Laos, 1969-73; Lebanon, 1974-76
  • Leonidas Mahlon Godley (1836-1904), Union Army soldier during the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Siege of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863
  • Lloyd Godley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956 (alternate), 1960
  • Harry Gabriel Godley, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in La Romana, 1949
  • Sidney Frank Godley VC (1889-1957), English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the first Private to be awarded the VC in World War I
  • Kevin Michael Godley (b. 1945), English musician and music video director
  • George Albert Godley (1857-1941), English police officer who was involved in the hunt for Jack the Ripper in 1888
  • John Raymond Godley DSC (b. 1920), 3rd Baron Kilbracken, English-born, Irish peer, wartime naval pilot, journalist, author and farmer
  • William "Bill" Godley (b. 1879), English footballer
  • Alfred Denis "A.D." Godley (1856-1925), English classical scholar and author, Public Orator at the University of Oxford (1910-1920)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Godley Historic Events


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Godley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas G. Godley, English First Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. George Auguste Godley, aged 38, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans Dieu rien
Motto Translation: Without God, nothing.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Godley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godley 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 June 2016 at 18:14.

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