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The name Goodsell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Goodsell was a name used for a person who was "gode," meaning "good," along with "saule, or soule," meaning "soul." Thus it is thought to have originally been a nickname for a good soul, or honest person, which then went on to become a hereditary surname.

Goodsell Early Origins



The surname Goodsell was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. We cannot support Lower, Bardsley, and Harrison who claim that the name was from Gods-Hill in the Isle of Wight.

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Goodsell Spelling Variations


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Goodsell Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Goodsell include Godsell, Godsall, Goldsalde, Godseel, Godsel, Godsalve and many more.

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Goodsell Early History


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Goodsell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodsell research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1505 and 1556 are included under the topic Early Goodsell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodsell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodsell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodsell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodsell In Ireland


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Goodsell In Ireland



Some of the Goodsell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Goodsell were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Michael Godsil settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1816; William Godsell settled in Tilting in 1818; Thomas Godsell settled in Harbour Grace from County Cork in 1831.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodsell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodsell (post 1700)



  • Charles Goodsell, American philanthropist, eponym of Goodsell Observatory, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Jonas Platt Goodsell (1819-1869), American civil engineer, New York State Engineer and Surveyor (1866 to 1867)
  • Charles T. Goodsell, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech 's Center for Public Administration and Policy
  • Richard Goodsell, American founder of Goodsell Amplifiers, Atlanta
  • Louis F. Goodsell, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1895-98; Member of New York State Senate 23rd District, 1899-1906
  • John W. Goodsell, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbury; Elected 1926
  • James F. Goodsell, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate, 1907-10
  • Frederick E. Goodsell, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana, 1838-41
  • Epaphras B. Goodsell, American politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1871-74
  • David Goodsell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 10th District, 2009
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Goodsell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodsell 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 October 2016 at 20:06.

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