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Goodyear is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the given names Gudhir, or Gudvar, which were popular medieval names of Germanic origin.

Goodyear Early Origins



The surname Goodyear was first found in Essex where they were granted land by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The name was derived from Goudier, and was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.

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Goodyear Spelling Variations


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Goodyear Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Goodyear family name include Goodyear, Goodier and others.

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Goodyear Early History


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Goodyear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodyear research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1327, 1456, 1500, 1513, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Goodyear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodyear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodyear Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodyear Notables 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Goodyear family to immigrate North America:

Goodyear Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Goodyear, a London merchant, who landed in New Haven in 1638. In 1641 he was appointed Deputy Governor of Connecticut

Goodyear Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Goodyear settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Goodyear settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1862
  • Chas. Goodyear, aged 51, who settled in America, in 1896

Goodyear Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ester Goodyear, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Anson Comper Goodyear, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • Alice W. Goodyear, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • C.W. Goodyear, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Harry Goodyear, aged 30, who landed in America from Reading, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodyear Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Mary Goodyear, aged 22, who emigrated to Torquay, Newfoundland, in 1906
  • Harry Taylor Goodyear, aged 24, who settled in Torquay, Newfoundland, in 1906
  • John Goodyear, aged 33, who emigrated to Fogo, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • Arthur Goodyear, aged 29, who settled in Fogo, Newfoundland, in 1923

Goodyear Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Goodyear, aged 42, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • James Goodyear, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • Mark Goodyear, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline"
  • Thomas Goodyear, aged 50, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline"
  • John Goodyear, aged 37, a sawyer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodyear (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodyear (post 1700)



  • Dana Goodyear (b. 1976), American journalist and poet
  • William "Billy" Goodyear (1865-1936), American football coach, newspaper editor, publisher and politician
  • Anson Conger Goodyear (1877-1964), American manufacturer, businessman and philanthropist
  • Miles Morris Goodyear (1817-1849), American fur trader and mountain man who built Fort Buenaventura, Utah
  • William Goodyear, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1908
  • Samuel C. Goodyear (b. 1843), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1897-1900; Defeated, 1890
  • Henry A. Goodyear (1818-1901), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1847, 1875-76; Member of Michigan State Senate 22nd District, 1855-56
  • Frank C. Goodyear, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Naugatuck, 1906
  • Charles Goodyear (1804-1876), American Democrat politician, Schoharie County Judge, 1838-47; Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1840; U.S. Representative from New York, 1845-47, 1865-67
  • A. F. Goodyear, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 20th District, 1920-22
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Goodyear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodyear 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 21 October 2015 at 09:45.

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