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Godson Early Origins



The surname Godson was first found in Essex 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 year 1086 when Goodsoune was recorded in the Domesday Book.

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Godson Spelling Variations


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Godson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Goodson, Goodison, Gooderson, Goodisson, Goodsone, Godson, Godison, Goderson, Godisson, Gudgeon and many more.

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Godson Early History


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Godson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godson research. Another 403 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1839 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Godson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godson Notables 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:

Godson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Godson, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Christofer Godson, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Richard Godson, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Tho Godson, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • John Godson, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Godson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Godson, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • William Godson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849

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Godson Historic Events


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Godson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frederick Godson (1888-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Kingston, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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See Also


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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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Godson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godson 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 24 February 2016 at 15:13.

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