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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

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Goodson Family Origin

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Goodson Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

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Goodson Historical Records

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Goodson Life Expectancy

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