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Goodenough Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + enoh ‘enough’ (Old English genoh). Reaney suggests that it was bestowed on one who was easily satisfied; it may also have been used with reference to one whose achievements were average, ‘good enough’ though not outstanding. possibly a nickname meaning ‘good lad’ or ‘good servant’, from Middle English gode knave, from Old English god ‘good’ + cnafa ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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

Similar surnames: Goodson, Goodbody, Gooden, Goodhue, Goodnough, Golding, Gooding

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Goodenough Family Origin

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Goodenough Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Laundress

  • Labourer


In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodenough. The most common Goodenough occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Goodenough's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Goodenough family was Labourer.

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