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The rich and ancient history of the Godoy family name dates back to the time when France was immersed in the Dark Ages. This name from the Normandy region of France is derived from the Norman-French given name Gaudi, which means ruler.

Godoy Early Origins



The surname Godoy was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this celebrated family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Godoy Spelling Variations


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Godoy Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Godoy is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Gaudet, Gaudette, Gaudait, Gaudais, Gaudey, Godet, Godette, Godait, Godais, Goder, Godee, Goday, Goddet, Goddette, Gauddet and many more.

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Godoy Early History


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Godoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godoy research. Another 527 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1474, 1557, 1697, 1698, 1699, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Godoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godoy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Godoy has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Godoy were

Godoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Do Godoy, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Diego De Godoy, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Alonso De Godoy, who landed in America in 1816
  • Francisco De Godoy, who landed in America in 1828
  • Garcia De Godoy, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Godoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Godoy (post 1700)



  • Robert Godoy, American Republican politician, Candidate for Florida State House of Representatives 117th District, 1978
  • Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, 18th century Mexican botanical artist and naturalist
  • Joaquin Floriano de Godoy (1826-1907), Brazilian doctor and politician
  • José Carlos Godoy (b. 1911), Peruvian Olympic basketball player
  • Mónica Alejandra Godoy (b. 1976), Chilean actress
  • Juan Esteban Godoy (b. 1982), Paraguayan footballer
  • Carlos Rivas Godoy (b. 1985), Canadian soccer player
  • Michael Godoy (b. 1983), Paraguayan footballer
  • Armando Robles Godoy (1923-2010), Peruvian film director
  • Luis Godoy (b. 1978), Chilean footballer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Godoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godoy 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 30 October 2016 at 13:37.

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