The Goodger surname is thought to derive from an Old Norse personal name.
Early Origins of the Goodger family
The surname Goodger was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
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.
Early History of the Goodger family
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Goodger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gooderham, Goderham, Goodram, Goodrum, Gudram, Gudderham, Guderam and many more.
Early Notables of the Goodger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goodger family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Goodger (post 1700)
- Lauren Rose Goodger (b. 1986), English television personality and glamour model
- Eddie Goodger (b. 1929), former Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy (1949-1958)
- Ben Goodger, British software engineer, former lead developer of the Firefox web browse
Historic Events for the Goodger family
- Charles Edward Goodger (d. 1942), British Leading Seaman aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A