Gotee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Gotee is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Gotee belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Gotee family
The surname Gotee was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book. Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327.
Important Dates for the Gotee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gotee research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1402, 1537, 1600, 1527, 1581, 1576, 1638, 1671, 1609, 1678, 1616, 1689, 1692 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Gotee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gotee 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 Gotee include Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.
Early Notables of the Gotee family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: James Good (circa 1527-1581), a London Medical Physician (MD); Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol College, Oxford; John Goad...
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Migration of the Gotee family to Ireland
Some of the Gotee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gotee migration to the United States
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 Gotee were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Typical Gotee Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Gotee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Gotee, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 
- Margaret Gotee, who landed in Maryland in 1666 
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