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The Goodenow family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Goodenow name reveals that an early member was a person who's achievements were "good enough." A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Goodenow family


The surname Goodenow was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Goodenow family

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Early History of the Goodenow family


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Goodenow Spelling Variations

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Goodenow Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Goodenow has been recorded under many different variations, including Goodenough, Goodenowe, Goodenuff and others.

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Early Notables of the Goodenow family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Goodenow family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Goodenow family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Goodenow family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Goodenows were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Goodenow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund Goodenow, who arrived in New England in 1640 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Goodenow, who landed in New England in 1641 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Goodenow, who arrived in New England in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Goodenow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Marquis Lafayette Goodenow, who landed in Canada in 1840

Goodenow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Goodenow, aged 40, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodenow (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodenow (post 1700)


  • John Milton Goodenow (1782-1838), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1829-1830)
  • Rufus King Goodenow (1790-1863), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine (1849-1851)
  • Robert Goodenow (1800-1874), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine (1851-1853)
  • Robert W. "Bob" Goodenow (b. 1952), American Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players Association in 1992

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  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)

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