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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Goudy. The Goudy family lived in Edinburghshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Goudy is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name Gold.

Goudy Early Origins



The surname Goudy 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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Goudy Spelling Variations


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Goudy Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Goudy has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.

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Goudy Early History


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Goudy Early History



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

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Goudy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goudy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Goudy In Ireland


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Goudy In Ireland



Some of the Goudy 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Goudy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Dryer Goudy, aged 32, who landed in Indiana in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Goudy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elias Goudy who settled in Lower Island Cove, Newfoundland in 1854 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goudy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goudy (post 1700)



  • William C. Goudy, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956
  • William C. Goudy, American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1862-64; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868, 1888
  • Roy Goudy, American politician, Mayor of El Dorado, Arkansas, 1960
  • Frank C. Goudy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1896
  • Frank B. Goudy (d. 1944), American politician, Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1942-44
  • Clinton T. Goudy, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Cumberland County (9th), 1931-32
  • Frederic W Goudy (1865-1947), American type designer whose typefaces include Copperplate Gothic, Kennerly, and Goudy Old Style
  • Yann Goudy (b. 1975), French racing driver

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Goudy Historic Events


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Goudy Historic Events




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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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Goudy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Goudy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goudy 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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