The origins of the name Goodmann are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early Origins of the Goodmann family
The surname Goodmann 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.
Early History of the Goodmann family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodmann research.Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1601, 1601, 1583, 1656, 1649, 1699 and are included under the topic Early Goodmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goodmann Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Goodmann has been spelled many different ways, including Goodman, Goodmann and others.
Early Notables of the Goodmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goodmann family to Ireland
Some of the Goodmann family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goodmann family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Goodmanns to arrive in North America:
Goodmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Phillip Goodmann, who settled in Philadelphia in 1848
- Marcus Goodmann, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880