The Goodlet name comes from the Middle English words "gode," meaning "good," and "ladde," or "lad," meaning "a servant;" as such, it was likely originally a
for a trusted servant, which was later taken on as a surname.
list Robert Godelad as holding lands at that time. Years later, William Goodlad was listed in the
in 1332. William Goodland was listed in
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of this family name include: Goodlet, Goddlett, Goodley, Goodly, Goodlad, Goodlat, Goodlatt, Goodlatte, Goodlegh, Gudlad, Goodleigh, Goodlaw, Guidlaw, Guidlad and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Goodley settled in Virginia in 1773; Peter, Andrew and Robert Goodlad settled in Virginia in 1664.