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Spelling variations of this family name include: Goodmanston, Goodneston, Goodmenston and many more.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Richard Godmand held lands.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodneston research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Goodneston History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Goodneston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Goodneston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodneston 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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