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

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodrum research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1283, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Goodrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Goodrum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goodrum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arnold Herbert Goodrum, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
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    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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