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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.

Goodes Early Origins



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.

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Goodes Spelling Variations


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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.

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Goodes Early History


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Goodes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodes research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1402, 1537, 1600, 1527, 1581, 1576, 1638, 1671, 1609, 1678, 1616, 1689, 1692 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Goodes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodes Early Notables (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...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodes In Ireland


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Goodes In Ireland



Some of the Goodes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goodes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Goodes, aged 42, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • James Goodes, aged 47, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Thomas Goodes, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • William Goodes, aged 18, a wheelwright, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • David Goodes, aged 14, a ploughboy, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodes (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Goodes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodes 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 11 January 2017 at 07:45.

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