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The history of the name Good goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Good belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Good Early Origins



The surname Good was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book. Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327.

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Good Spelling Variations


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Good Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Good family name include Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.

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Good Early History


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Good Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Good research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1402, 1537, 1600, 1527, 1581, 1576, 1638, 1671, 1609, 1678, 1616, 1689, 1692 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Good History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Good Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Good Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include James Good (circa 1527-1581), a London Medical Physician (MD); Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Good Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Good In Ireland


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Good In Ireland



Some of the Good family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Good or a variant listed above:

Good Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Good, aged 24, arrived in America in 1638
  • Robert Good, who settled in Massachusetts in 1646
  • Edward Good, who settled in Maryland in 1655
  • Edward Good, who arrived in Maryland in 1655
  • Richard Good, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Good Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pelina Good, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Palma Good, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Susanna Good, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Theis Good, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • James Good, who arrived in Maryland in 1722
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Good Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Good, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • James Good, who arrived in America in 1812
  • William Good, who landed in New York, NY in 1827
  • Laurence Good, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837
  • Lawrence Good, who landed in New York, NY in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Good Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Good, who settled in Caplin Cove, Newfoundland in 1675 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Good Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Good U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. David Good U.E. who settled in York Co., NB c. 1784 listed as a child but more than 10 years of age [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Good Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Good, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Anne Good arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Mary" in 1838
  • David Good, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Joel Good, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Ms. Hannah Good, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Gordon" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

Good Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • L H Good, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Mrs. Good, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Good Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Good, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • John Good, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • George Good, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Thomas Good, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • John Good arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Good Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Good arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • William Good arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Joseph Good, aged 23, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Jane Good, aged 24, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Mary Jane Good, aged 3, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Good (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Good (post 1700)




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Good Historic Events


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Good Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Frederick A Good (b. 1916), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Freemantle, Southampton, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Bernard E C Good (b. 1918), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Mile End, Portsmouth, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Good


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Suggested Readings for the name Good



  • The Good Side of My Family by Ruth Good Baker.
  • Genealogy of Tazewell, Bradford, and Goode by Calvert Walke Tazewell Sr..
  • A Good Tree Grew in the Valley: The Family Record of Christian Good, 1842-1916 by Lewis Christian Good.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. 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).
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The Good Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Good 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.

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