Gooday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gooday family

The surname Gooday 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 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Gooday family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gooday research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Gooday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gooday Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godday, Gooday, Goodday, Goodaye, Gooddaye, Goddaye, Guday and many more.

Early Notables of the Gooday family (pre 1700)

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United States Gooday migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gooday Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Gooday, who landed in Virginia in 1640 [1]
  • Elizabeth Gooday, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]

Australia Gooday migration to Australia +

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

Gooday Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Gooday, English convict who was convicted in Essex, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 27 September 1834, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie


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