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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, landed in Indiana in 1892

Goudy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elias Goudy who settled in Lower Island Cove, Newfoundland in 1854 [1]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)



  • Frank B. Goudy (d. 1944), American politician, Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1942-44
  • 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
  • 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




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Lawrence J Goudy, British Commander (E) from Vancouver, Canada, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. 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.
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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.

This page was last modified on 21 September 2016 at 11:47.

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