The Goodliff name comes from the Middle English words "gode," meaning "good," and "ladde," or "lad," meaning "a servant;" as such, it was likely originally a nickname
for a trusted servant, which was later taken on as a surname.
Early Origins of the Goodliff family
The surname Goodliff was first found in Yorkshire
where in 1301 the Subsidy Rolls
list Robert Godelad as holding lands at that time. Years later, William Goodlad was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1332. William Goodland was listed in Yorkshire
in 1464. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Goodliff family
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Goodliff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Goodlet, Goddlett, Goodley, Goodly, Goodlad, Goodlat, Goodlatt, Goodlatte, Goodlegh, Gudlad, Goodleigh, Goodlaw, Guidlaw, Guidlad and many more.
Early Notables of the Goodliff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goodliff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goodliff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Goodliff, aged 29, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
- Elizabeth Goodliff, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml
Historic Events for the Goodliff family
- Mr. Frederick Henry Goodliff, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html