Goodnight Family History

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Goodnight Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gutknecht.

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


Similar surnames: Fosnight, Bouknight, Woolbright, Goodart, Goodwine, Basnight

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Goodnight Family Origin

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Goodnight Family Occupations

What did your Goodnight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodnight. A less common occupation for the Goodnight family was Blacksmith. The most common Goodnight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Goodnight's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Goodnight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goodnight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodnight 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goodnight. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goodnight. For the veterans among your Goodnight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodnight Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodnight lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Goodnight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goodnight in 1953 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodnight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodnight 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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