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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Godman came from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund.

Godman Early Origins



The surname Godman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Godman Spelling Variations


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Godman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Godman has been recorded under many different variations, including Goodman, Goodmann and others.

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Godman Early History


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Godman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godman research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1601, 1601, 1583, 1656, 1649, 1699 and are included under the topic Early Godman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godman In Ireland


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Godman In Ireland



Some of the Godman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Godman or a variant listed above:

Godman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Godman, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • William Godman, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

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Contemporary Notables of the name Godman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Godman (post 1700)



  • William E. V. Godman, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bladensburg, Maryland, 1883-85, 1889-93
  • Leroy H. Godman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928, 1932, 1936

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Godman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godman 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 October 2015 at 15:16.

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