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Goddard Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from Godhard, a personal name composed of the Germanic elements god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of St. Gotthard, an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname and the variant Godard are also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gotthard (see Gothard).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gothard, Gossard, Howard, Godard, Godeaux, Gillard, Guitard, Edward

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Goddard Family Origin

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Goddard Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    1%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goddard. The most common Goddard occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Goddard's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Goddard family was Coal Miner.

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Goddard Historical Records

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Goddard Life Expectancy

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