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Scottish history reveals Goody was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Edinburghshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Goody is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name Gold.

Goody Early Origins



The surname Goody was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area 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.

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Goody Spelling Variations


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Goody Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Goody has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.

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Goody Early History


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Goody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goody research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1567, 1783, 1847, 1576 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Goody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goody Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goody Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goody Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goody In Ireland


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Goody In Ireland



Some of the Goody family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Goody Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Goody, who landed in America in 1795

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goody (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goody (post 1700)



  • Richard Mead Goody (b. 1921), English-born, American atmospheric physicist and emeritus professor of planetary physics at Harvard University, inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 1970
  • Nicholas Gunnar "Nick" Goody (b. 1991), American Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees (2015-)
  • Joan E. Goody (1935-2009), American architect, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, principal of Goody, Clancy & Associates, Inc of Boston
  • Gordon Goody (1930-2016), British criminal and small businessman, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery in 1963
  • Roger Sidney Goody (b. 1944), English biochemist
  • Launcelot John Goody KBE PhD DD (1908-1992), Australian metropolitan bishop, 6th Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth (1968-1983)
  • Laila Elin Goody (b. 1971), Norwegian actress
  • Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody (1981-2009), English reality-television personality
  • Sir John Rankine "Jack" Goody FBA (1919-2015), British social anthropologist, lecturer at Cambridge University, and was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology from 1973 to 1984

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Honestas
Motto Translation: Honesty.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    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. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Goody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goody 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 1 February 2016 at 13:44.

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