Early Origins of the Goodge family
The surname Goodge was first found in Roxburghshire
. One of the first records of the name was found in France alluding to its Norman heritage: Martin Gouge (c.
1360-1444), a French chancellor. However, some of the family were found further south at Billesley in Warwickshire
in early times. "The estate was afterwards possessed by Bishop Sherlock, through whose sister, who married Sir Thomas Gooch (1674-1754), Bishop of Ely, it passed into the Gooch family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Goodge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodge research.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1614, 1746, 1540, 1594, 1575, 1653, 1643, 1681, 1751, 1727, 1749, 1730, 1674, 1754, 1609 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Goodge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goodge Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Googh, Gouche, Gowk, Googe, Gooch, Gooche and others.
Early Notables of the Goodge family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Gooch of Suffolk; Barnabe Googe (1540-1594), an English poet and translator; William Gouge (1575-1653), an English clergyman and author, minister and preacher at St Ann Blackfriars, member of the Westminster Assembly from 1643; Sir William Gooch (1681-1751)... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goodge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goodge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Goodge, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"
Contemporary Notables of the name Goodge (post 1700)
- Rian Goodge, American stuntman and actor, known for his work on X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Knowing (2009) and I, Frankenstein (2014)
- John W. Goodge, American Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Minnesota, Duluth, eponym of Goodge Col, Antarctica
- William Thomas Goodge (1862-1909), English writer and journalist, and immigrant to Australia in 1882, best known for his books "The Great Australian Adjective", and "The Oozlum Bird"
The Goodge 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: Audaces juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.