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The name Goodman originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund.

Goodman Early Origins



The surname Goodman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Goodman Spelling Variations


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Goodman 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 Goodman has appeared include Goodman, Goodmann and others.

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Goodman Early History


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Goodman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodman research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1601, 1601, 1583, 1656, 1649, 1699 and are included under the topic Early Goodman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodman In Ireland


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Goodman In Ireland



Some of the Goodman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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 Goodman arrived in North America very early:

Goodman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robart Goodman, who came to Virginia in 1619
  • Robart Goodman, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • John Goodman, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1620
  • John Goodman who sailed on the "Mayflower" and arrived in 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Robert Goodman, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Goodman, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Thomas Goodman, who landed in New England in 1712
  • William Goodman, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Johan Stephen Goodman, aged 27, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Geo Goodman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Goodman, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Mr. Goodman, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Charles Goodman, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Charles, Daniel, Edward, George, Job, John, Mark, and Phillip Goodman, who all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860
  • Ann Goodman, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Danl Goodman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Daniel Goodman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Goodman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Goodman, aged 40, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Nancy Goodman, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Goodman, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Goodman, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Rose Goodman, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Goodman, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • George Goodman, a painter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Augustus Goodman, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Goodman arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • Ann Goodman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Goodman arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • William Goodman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • John N. Goodman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Charlotte Goodman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • John Edward Goodman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodman (post 1700)



  • Philip Solomon Goodman (1926-2015), American screenwriter, producer, and director, known for We Shall Return (1963), Japan Reaches for the 21st Century (1986) and Rocky King, Detective (1950)
  • Roy Matz Goodman (1930-2014), American politician, Member of the New York State Senate from 1969 to 2002
  • Major-General William Moses Goodman (1892-1958), American Commanding Officer, Anti-Aircraft Defenses, Los Angeles (1942)
  • Brigadier-General John Forest Goodman (1891-1947), American Commanding Officer, 364th Infantry Regiment (1942-1945)
  • John Stephen Goodman (b. 1952), Golden Globe-winning American film, television, and stage actor
  • Ellen Goodman (b. 1941), American reporter who won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • James Richard Goodman (b. 1944), American emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Oscar Goodman (b. 1939), American lawyer and politician
  • Charles M. Goodman (1906-1992), American architect
  • Goodie Goodman (1908-1984), American baseball player
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Goodman Historic Events


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Goodman Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Herbert Goodman, British Boy 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. B. Goodman, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur Goodman, American 2nd Class passenger from Rochester, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Goodman


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Suggested Readings for the name Goodman



  • Some Goodmans and McHughs by Matthew Lee McHugh.

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Goodman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm

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  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Goodman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodman 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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