Goodey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Goodey was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Goodey family lived in Edinburghshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Goodey is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name Gold.
Early Origins of the Goodey family
The surname Goodey was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Goodey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodey research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1567, 1783, 1847, 1576 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Goodey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goodey Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Goodey has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.
Early Notables of the Goodey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goodey family to Ireland
Some of the Goodey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goodey migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Goodey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Goodey (post 1700) +
- Fritha Jane Goodey (1972-2004), British stage, radio and film actress, best known for her role in About a Boy (2002)
- Alfred E. Goodey (1878-1945), English collector of paintings, prints and photographs from Derby, Derbyshire
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The Goodey 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 Translation: Honesty.