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Goodman Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’, in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king. English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Godmann, composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + mann ‘man’. English: from the Old English personal name Guðmund, composed of the elements guð ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’ , or the Old Norse cognate Guðmundr. Americanized form of Jewish Gutman or German Gutmann.

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

Similar surnames: Goodson, Gorman, Holdman, Woodman, Bodman, Gottman, Goodbar, Goleman

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Goodman Family Origin

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Goodman Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Tailor


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Goodman family was Tailor. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodman. The most common Goodman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Goodman's were Agricultural Labourers.

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