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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.

Goodenow Early Origins



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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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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Goodenow Early History


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Goodenow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodenow research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodenow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodenow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodenow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goodenow 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



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
  • John Goodenow, who landed in New England in 1641
  • Thomas Goodenow, who arrived in New England in 1643

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, 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Goodenow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodenow 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 3 October 2013 at 08:43.

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