Goodwin Family History

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Goodwin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godewyn, Old English Godwine, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

Similar surnames: Goodwine, Goodson, Goodman, Gladwin, Goldwyn, Godkin, Goodling, Good

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Goodwin Family Origin

Where is the Goodwin family from?

Goodwin Family Occupations

What did your Goodwin ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Goodwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 637,000 census records available for the last name Goodwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodwin 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 62,000 immigration records available for the last name Goodwin. 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 93,000 military records available for the last name Goodwin. For the veterans among your Goodwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodwin Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodwin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Goodwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goodwin in 1940 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodwin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodwin 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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