Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Leegoode 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 Leegoode 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 Leegoode family
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Leegoode Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Leegoode family name include Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.
Early Notables of the Leegoode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leegoode family to Ireland
Some of the Leegoode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Leegoode family to the New World and Oceana
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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Leegoode or a variant listed above: John Goad, age 18, who came to Virginia in 1635; Thomas Goad, age 15, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Robert Good, who settled in Massachusetts in 1646.
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