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Goodrum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Goodrum surname is thought to derive from an Old Norse personal name.

Early Origins of the Goodrum family


The surname Goodrum was first found in Lincolnshire 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 1200 where they held estates. The name is descended from King Alfred's great Danish enemy Guthrum, first King of East Anglia.

Early History of the Goodrum family


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Goodrum Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gooderham, Goderham, Goodram, Goodrum, Gudram, Gudderham, Guderam and many more.

Early Notables of the Goodrum family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Goodrum family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goodrum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Goodrum, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Minnekahda" from London, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J672-J3J : 6 December 2014), Ernest Goodrum, 24 May 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnekahda, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edward F. Goodrum, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "North Pacific" from Brest, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J649-5ZS : 6 December 2014), Edward F. Goodrum, 12 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port N. Y., ship name North Pacific, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Goodrum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Goodrum, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Goodrum (post 1700)


  • Robert Goodrum (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Alexander John Goodrum (1960-2002), African American transgender civil rights activist
  • Charles Leo Goodrum (b. 1950), American guard and offensive tackle in the National Football League
  • Randy Goodrum (b. 1947), American songwriter
  • J. C. Goodrum Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1892 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Goodrum family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arnold Herbert Goodrum, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J672-J3J : 6 December 2014), Ernest Goodrum, 24 May 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnekahda, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J649-5ZS : 6 December 2014), Edward F. Goodrum, 12 Aug 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port N. Y., ship name North Pacific, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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