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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Goudie as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Edinburghshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Goudie is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name Gold.

Goudie Early Origins



The surname Goudie 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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Goudie Spelling Variations


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Goudie Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Goudie has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.

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Goudie Early History


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Goudie Early History



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

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Goudie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goudie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Goudie In Ireland


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Goudie In Ireland



Some of the Goudie 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



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Goudie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Goudie, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822

Goudie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Goudie, aged 40, who landed in America from Bedford, in 1904
  • Jane Goudie, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Paisley, in 1904
  • John Goudie, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1909
  • John W. Goudie, aged 22, who landed in America from Hoswick, Scotland, in 1909
  • Gavin Goudie, aged 36, who landed in America from South Shields, Engld, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goudie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Goudie, aged 21, who landed in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1910
  • Lilliam Goudie, aged 27, who settled in Labrador, Newfoundland, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goudie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goudie (post 1700)



  • James B. Goudie Jr. (1769-1836), American politician, Indiana State Representative
  • John Charles "Johnny" Goudie (b. 1968), Cuban-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician
  • LaVinia Rothrock Goudie, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1992
  • Frank "Big Boy" Goudie (1899-1964), American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist
  • Chuck Goudie (b. 1956), American television journalist
  • Andrew William Goudie CB, Chief Economic Adviser to the Scottish Government
  • Alexander Goudie (1933-2004), Scottish figurative painter
  • Gordon Goudie (b. 1987), Scottish cricketer
  • Michael Goudie, New Zealand politician
  • Kathy Goudie, former Canadian politician who represented Humber Valley in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly (2003 to 2007)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Goudie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goudie 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 28 December 2015 at 16:08.

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