Good Family History

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Good Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English god). English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of the Old English personal name Goda, which was in part a byname and in part a short form of various compound names with the first element god. Americanized form of like-sounding names in other languages, for example German Gut or Guth.

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

Similar surnames: Gold, Goody, Wood, Hood, Goos, Goede, Nord, Glod, Codd, Doom

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Good Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Good name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Good. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Good Family Origin

Where is the Good family from?

Good Family Occupations

What did your Good ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Good. A less common occupation for the Good family was Butcher. The most common Good occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Good's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Tailor

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Good ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Good Historical Records

What Good family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 274,000 census records available for the last name Good. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Good census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Good. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 74,000 military records available for the last name Good. For the veterans among your Good ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Good Life Expectancy

What is the average Good lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Good life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Good in 1941 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Good ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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