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The name Goodier reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the given names Gudhir, or Gudvar, which were popular medieval names of Germanic origin.

Goodier Early Origins



The surname Goodier was first found in Essex where they were granted land by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The name was derived from Goudier, and was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.

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Goodier Spelling Variations


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Goodier Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Goodier has been recorded under many different variations, including Goodyear, Goodier and others.

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Goodier Early History


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Goodier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodier research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1327, 1456, 1500, 1513, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Goodier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Goodiers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Goodier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Goodier, aged 27, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Peter Goodier, aged 31, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Goodier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Goodier, who landed in New York in 1800
  • Henry Goodier, who arrived in New York in 1800

Goodier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Goodier arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • John Goodier arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodier (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Edward Goodier Sr. (1857-1935), American Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army
  • Lewis Edward Goodier Jr. (1885-1961), American pioneer aviator, member of the Early Birds of Aviation, son of Lewis Edward Goodier, Sr
  • James Norman Goodier (1905-1969), English professor of applied mechanics at Stanford University, coauthor of Theory of Elasticity (1951) and Elasticity and Plasticity" (1958), awarded the Timoshenko Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1961
  • Edward "Ted" Goodier (1902-1967), English professional footballer and football manager
  • David Goodier (b. 1954), English bassist for the rock band Jethro Tull
  • Mark Goodier (b. 1961), British radio disc jockey for BBC Radio 1 (1987-2002), a recurring presenter of Top of the Pops between 1988 and 1996

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Goodier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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