culture of Britain. It is derived from from the baptismal name for the
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Goudman family name include Goodman, Goodmann and others.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Goudman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Goudman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Paul Goudman, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1896
Goudman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alona Goudman, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Alfred George Goudman, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1921
- Samouel Goudman, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Alexandrie, Africa, in 1921