The surname Goodhart was first found in Hertforshire 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 13th century when held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Goodhart family
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Goodhart Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Goodhart, Goodheart, Goodert, Goodart, Gudhart, Gudheart and many more.
Early Notables of the Goodhart family (pre 1700)
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Goodhart migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goodhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Fred Goodhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 
Frederick Goodhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 
Goodhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
J Goodhart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Goodhart (post 1700)
Al Goodhart (1905-1955), American composer
Arthur Lehman Goodhart KBE, KC (1891-1978), American-born British academic jurist and lawyer
Rear Admiral Hilary Charles Nicholas "Nick" Goodhart CB FRAeS (1919-2011), English engineer and aviator who invented the mirror-sight deck landing system for aircraft carriers; world champion and record breaker in gliding
Sir Robert Anthony Gordon Goodhart (b. 1948), 4th Baronet, English peer
Sir John Gordon Goodhart (1916-1979), 3rd Baronet, English peer
Sir Ernest Frederic Goodhart (1880-1961), 2nd Baronet, English peer
Harry Chester Goodhart (1858-1895), English amateur footballer who played for the England National Team in 1883
William Howard Goodhart QC (1933-2017), Baron Goodhart, a British Liberal Democrat politician
Brian Goodhart (1913-2003), Australian rules footballer
Arthur Murray Goodhart (1866-1941), British composer and organist
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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