Goodyear Family History
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Goodyear Name Meaning
English: probably a nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English god) + year, yere ‘year’, bestowed on someone who frequently used the expression, perhaps in the sense ‘(as I hope to have a) good year’ or as a New Year salutation. Alternatively, it may have been from an Americanized form of French Gauthier. English translation of German Gutjahr, originally a nickname for someone born on New year’s Day.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Goody, Goodbar, Goodman, Goodsell, Goodhart, Gooder, Goodheart