Godmand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Godmand name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Godmand is derived from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund. [1]

Early Origins of the Godmand family

The surname Godmand 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.

Important Dates for the Godmand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godmand research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1601, 1601, 1583, 1656, 1649, 1699 and are included under the topic Early Godmand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Godmand Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Godmand were recorded, including Goodman, Goodmann and others.

Early Notables of the Godmand family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Godmand family to Ireland

Some of the Godmand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Godmand family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Godmand family emigrate to North America: Robart Goodman, who came to Virginia in 1619; John Goodman who sailed on the "Mayflower" and arrived in 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts; Richard Goodman, who settled in Cambridge in 1632 and was later Constable of Hartford Conn..

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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