Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Godwin.
Early Origins of the Gooden family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times. Godwin or Godwine (d. 1053) was an earl of Wessex, chief adviser to King Canute, who held great wealth and lands in those times. His son Harold Godwinson (circa 1022-1066) was Harold II of England, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England, killed on October 14 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. Godwin, or Godwine was also the name of an 11th century Bishop of Lichfield, who died in 1020.
Early History of the Gooden family
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Gooden Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Gooden are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Gooden include: Godwin, Goodwin, Goodin, Gooding, Goodings, Goodwyn, Godwyn, Godwine, Goodwine, Goddwin, Goddwyn, Goddywne and many more.
Early Notables of the Gooden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gooden family to Ireland
Some of the Gooden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gooden family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gooden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gooden (post 1700)
The Gooden Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et virtute
Motto Translation: By fidelity and valour.
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