Goodacre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goodacre family

The surname Goodacre 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 1206 when Adam, son of Godboldi held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Goodacre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodacre research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1242, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Goodacre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goodacre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godbold, Goodbold, Godbald, Godball, Goodball, Gobat, Godbolt, Goodbolt, Goodbow and many more.

Early Notables of the Goodacre family (pre 1700)

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Goodacre migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Goodacre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Goodacre, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" [1]

Goodacre migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Goodacre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alfred R. Goodacre, aged 45, a shoemaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary A. Goodacre, aged 50, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Frederick Goodacre, aged 20, a shoemaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary Goodacre, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Hal Goodacre, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Goodacre (post 1700)

  • James Goodacre, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1894 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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