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Goodbody Early Origins



The surname Goodbody 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.

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Goodbody Spelling Variations


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Goodbody Spelling Variations



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

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Goodbody Early History


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Goodbody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodbody research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1242, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Goodbody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodbody Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodbody Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goodbody 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:

Goodbody Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Goodbody, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729

Goodbody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred Goodbody, aged 22, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodbody (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodbody (post 1700)



  • LeRoy Goodbody, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944
  • Harold Goodbody (1906-1988), American director of Goodbody & Company, founded by his grandfather in the 1880s which was once Wall Street's fifth-largest stock brokerage firm but collapsed in the paper-work morass in 1970
  • Mary Ann "Buzz" Goodbody (1946-1975), English theatre director
  • James Perry Goodbody (1877-1952), Irish politician from County Limerick
  • Tim Goodbody (b. 1983), Irish sailor at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Manliff Francis Goodbody (1868-1916), Irish tennis player who played Wimbledon in 1889 and 1893 and noted footballer killed in World War I
  • General Sir Richard Wakefield Goodbody GCB KBE DSO (1903-1981), British Adjutant-General to the Forces (1960-1963)

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Goodbody Historic Events


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Goodbody Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John W Goodbody (b. 1917), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Sedgefield, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Goodbody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodbody 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 9 October 2015 at 10:23.

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