The distinguished Old English surname Goobie means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Goobie family
The surname Goobie was first found in Dorset
, where thee family was anciently seated 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. However, many Saxon surnames survived and the family name Goobie was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset
whence they had moved from Dorset.
Early History of the Goobie family
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Goobie Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.
Early Notables of the Goobie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goobie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Guppie, who came to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1653; Wm Guppy, who settled in Barbados in 1685; John Guppy, who immigrated to Maryland in 1771; Samuel Guppy, who was living in New York in 1834.
Contemporary Notables of the name Goobie (post 1700)
- Ren Goobie, Newfoundland co-founder of Newfoundland Aero Sales and Services Inc in 1945 which later became Maritime Central Airways in 1963
- Andrea Elizabeth "Beth" Goobie (b. 1959), Canadian Governor General's Literary Award nominated poet and writer, awarded the Pat Lowther Award in 1995