Goodson Family History
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Goodson Name Meaning
English (chiefly East Anglia and East Midlands): nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone ‘son’. English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Godsunu, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gutersohn, a nickname or pet name meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Goodman, Goodwin, Gordon, Woodson, Gooden, Goossen, Godkin, Gladson