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The ancestors of the name Gooding 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.

Gooding Early Origins



The surname Gooding 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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Gooding Spelling Variations


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Gooding Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Gooding has appeared include Gooding, Goodings, Goodin and others.

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Gooding Early History


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Gooding Early History



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

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Gooding Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gooding Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gooding In Ireland


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Gooding In Ireland



Some of the Gooding 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gooding arrived in North America very early:

Gooding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Gooding, who landed in Maryland in 1649-1662
  • John Gooding, who landed in America in 1654-1679
  • Judith Gooding, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
  • Jasper Gooding, who arrived in Maryland in 1679
  • James Gooding, aged 21, landed in Maryland in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gooding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • lsaak Gooding, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Robert Gooding, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Tho Gooding, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Gooding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J A Gooding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Gooding Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Geo Gooding, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Joseph Gooding, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Gooding Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Fisher Gooding, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • Edwin Ruthven Gooding, who arrived in Canada in 1841
  • William Gooding, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Jasper Kimball Gooding, who landed in Canada in 1841

Gooding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hermon J. Gooding arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Elizabeth Gooding arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Matilda Gooding, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Charles Gooding, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • William Gooding, aged 32, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gooding (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gooding (post 1700)



  • Cuba Gooding Jr. (b. 1968), Academy Award winning film actor for his role in "Jerry Maguire"
  • Frank Robert Gooding (1859-1928), American politician, U.S. Senator and Governor of Idaho
  • Ray Gooding (b. 1959), English former footballer and current scout for Newcastle United
  • Jody Gooding (b. 1981), English beach volleyball champion
  • Michael Charles Gooding (b. 1959), English former professional footballer
  • Keith Horace Gooding (b. 1913), RAF Air Vice Marshall
  • Dalton Gooding, West Coast Eagles Australian Football League club chairman from 2002 to 2007

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

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  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. 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).
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The Gooding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gooding 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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