Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old English word Gold. This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.
Early Origins of the Gooode family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Gooode family
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Gooode Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gooode have been found, including Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.
Early Notables of the Gooode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gooode family to Ireland
Some of the Gooode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gooode family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Gooode, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Nathaniell Gould, who settled in Virginia in 1620; Ann Gould, who settled in Maryland in 1651; Jeremiah Gould, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1637; Mary Gould, who arrived in Boston in 1640.
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