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The name Goodyer reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Goodyer family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Goodyer is based on the given names Gudhir, or Gudvar, which were popular medieval names of Germanic origin.

Goodyer Early Origins



The surname Goodyer 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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Goodyer Spelling Variations


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Goodyer Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Goodyer are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Goodyer include Goodyear, Goodier and others.

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Goodyer Early History


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Goodyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodyer 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 Goodyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Goodyer, or a variant listed above:

Goodyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancie Goodyer, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1898

Goodyer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Harry Goodyer, aged 45, who landed in America from Nottingham, England in 1903
  • Annie Goodyer, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, in 1905
  • Bessie Goodyer, aged 10, who settled in America from Nottingham, in 1905
  • Eliz. Goodyer, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, in 1905
  • Alfred Percy Goodyer, aged 8, who settled in America from Brighton, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodyer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ambrose E. Goodyer, aged 28, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1920

Goodyer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Amos Goodyer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
  • Elizabeth Goodyer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodyer (post 1700)



  • Robin Goodyer (b. 1951), English cricketer
  • Arthur Copeland Goodyer (1853-1932), English international footballer
  • Paula Goodyer (b. 1947), Australian freelance journalist, author and health writer, recipient of the Walkley Award (1992)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

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

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