Goodes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Goodes is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Goodes belongs to 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 Goodes family
The surname Goodes was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book. Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327.
Important Dates for the Goodes family
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Goodes Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Goodes has appeared include Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.
Early Notables of the Goodes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: James Good (circa 1527-1581), a London Medical Physician (MD); Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol College, Oxford; John Goad...
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Migration of the Goodes family to Ireland
Some of the Goodes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goodes migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Goodes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Goodes, aged 42, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" 
- James Goodes, aged 47, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" 
- Thomas Goodes, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" 
- William Goodes, aged 18, a wheelwright, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" 
- David Goodes, aged 14, a ploughboy, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodes (post 1700)
- Mike Goodes (b. 1956), American professional PGA golfer, winner of the Allianz Championship (2009)
- Herbert John Goodes CBE (b. 1986), English-born, Australian public servant and policymaker, Secretary of the Department of Social Services (1958-1965)
- Reg Goodes (1928-1996), Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in 1950
- Reginald "Reggie" Goodes (b. 1992), South African rugby union footballer
- Melvin "Mel" Goodes, Canadian businessman, former Chairman and CEO of Warner-Lambert Company (1999); his donations to Queen's University, Kingston were reflected in the naming of Goodes Hall, Kingston
- Adam Goodes (b. 1980), former Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans (1999-2015), named Australian of the Year in 2014, twice Brownlow Medal winning (2003, 2006)
- Brett Goodes (b. 1984), former Australian rules footballer who played for the Western Bulldogs (2013-2015), younger brother of Adam Goode
- Guy Goodes (b. 1971), British-Israeli basketball coach
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml