The Goodger surname is thought to derive from an Old Norse personal name.
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1200 where they held estates. The name is descended from King Alfred's great Danish enemy Guthrum, first King of East Anglia.
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of this family name include: Gooderham, Goderham, Goodram, Goodrum, Gudram, Gudderham, Guderam and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Goodram, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1719; Henry Gooderham and Mary Gooderham, bonded passengers, who came to America in 1758; William Gooderham, who came to America in 1741.