Gudeman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Gudeman family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from from the baptismal name for the son of Godmund. [1]

Early Origins of the Gudeman family

The surname Gudeman was first found in Norfolk 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.

Important Dates for the Gudeman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gudeman research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1601, 1601, 1583, 1656, 1649, 1699 and are included under the topic Early Gudeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gudeman Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Gudeman include Goodman, Goodmann and others.

Early Notables of the Gudeman family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gudeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gudeman family to Ireland

Some of the Gudeman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gudeman migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Gudeman were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Gudeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johan Friderich Gudeman, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1819

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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