Goodby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Goodby family
The surname Goodby 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.
Early History of the Goodby family
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Goodby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Godbold, Goodbold, Godbald, Godball, Goodball, Gobat, Godbolt, Goodbolt, Goodbow and many more.
Early Notables of the Goodby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goodby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Goodby (post 1700)
- James Eugene Goodby (b. 1929), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Goodby Family Crest Products
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