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The ancestors of the name Goodin lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The surname was a patronymic surname created for an ancestor of someone named Good. Thus the name means "son of Good." The name Good comes from the Middle English word "gode," meaning "good," in turn from the Old English "go-d," and was a nickname surname, one which originally referred to a characteristic of the person, before evolving into a hereditary surname.

Goodin Early Origins



The surname Goodin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. The name was Godinc in the Domesday Book.

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Goodin Spelling Variations


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Goodin Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Goodin include Gooding, Goodings, Goodin and others.

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Goodin Early History


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Goodin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodin research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1250, 1402, 1600, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Goodin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodin In Ireland


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Goodin In Ireland



Some of the Goodin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Goodin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Goodin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Goodin, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anne Goodin, aged 18, who arrived in America in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Goodin, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Goodin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Goodin, aged 24, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • Stanley Goodin, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1894
  • L. C. Goodin, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1895

Goodin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. S.H. Goodin, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • John Goodin, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1908
  • Reginald Goodin, aged 19, who landed in America from New Market, Jamaica, in 1920
  • William Goodin, aged 23, who settled in America from Preston, Cuba, in 1920

Goodin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Robert Goodin, aged 32, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodin (post 1700)



  • Billie Goodin (b. 1972), American professional baseball player
  • Terry Allen Goodin, American Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives
  • John Randolph Goodin (1836-1885), American politician, lawyer, judge and editor
  • Vernon Goodin (1892-1971), Australian politician

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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Goodin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodin 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.

This page was last modified on 17 March 2017 at 15:04.

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