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Godfrey Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey. Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings. Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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


Similar surnames: Jeffrey, Wolfrey, Gorey, Cowdrey, Gosney, Rodney, Goree, Jodrey

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Godfrey Family Origin

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Godfrey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    4%

In 1881, the most common Godfrey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Godfrey's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godfrey. A less common occupation for the Godfrey family was Shoemaker.

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