Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Gudd 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 Gudd family
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.
Early History of the Gudd family
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Gudd Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.
Early Notables of the Gudd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gudd family to Ireland
Some of the Gudd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gudd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gudd were among those contributors:
Gudd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Gudd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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