Godmend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Godmend is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund. [1]

Early Origins of the Godmend family

The surname Godmend 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 Godmend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godmend 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 Godmend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Godmend Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Godmend has been spelled many different ways, including Goodman, Goodmann and others.

Early Notables of the Godmend family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Godmend family to Ireland

Some of the Godmend 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 Godmend family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Godmends to arrive in 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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