Goodall Family History

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Goodall Name Meaning

habitational name from Gowdall in East Yorkshire, named from Old English golde ‘marigold’ + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. from Middle English gode ‘good’ + ale ‘ale’, ‘malt liquor’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a brewer or an innkeeper.

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

Similar surnames: Woodall, Foxall, Gornall, Dowdall, Good, Gorrell, Goodsell, Goodwill

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Goodall Family Origin

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Goodall Family Occupations

What did your Goodall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodall. A less common occupation for the Goodall family was Servant. The most common Goodall occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Goodall's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Laborer

  • Servant


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

Goodall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goodall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodall 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goodall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Goodall. For the veterans among your Goodall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodall Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodall lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Goodall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goodall in 1948 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodall 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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