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Goodchild Surname Meaning

English (southeastern): nickname from Middle English god guid ‘good’ + c(h)ild ‘child’ (Old English gōd + cild). English: sometimes a nickname from godchild i.e. someone who was the godchild of an important member of the community. Americanized form of German Gutkind (see Gutkin ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Child, Goodling, Goodrich, Goodwin, Goodhue, Goodsell, Goodfriend

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Where is the Goodchild family from?

You can see how Goodchild families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goodchild family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goodchild families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 82 Goodchild families living in Ontario. This was about 72% of all the recorded Goodchild's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Goodchild families in 1911.
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What did your Goodchild ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Goodchild. 43% of Goodchild men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Goodchild women worked as a Student. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Trapper
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Goodchild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodchild census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Goodchild. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Goodchild. For the veterans among your Goodchild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goodchild lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Goodchild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goodchild in 1943 was 20, and 85 in 2004.

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