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 Family Origin

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Good Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Butcher

    2%

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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Good Historical Records

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Good Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Good

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