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Goode Family History

Goode Name Meaning

English (Midlands): variant of Good . This name has been used in Ireland since the 16th century. Possibly an Americanized form of Dutch Goede .

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


Similar surnames: Goude, Goods, Goodie, Goody, Gooder, Googe, Good, Gooden, Goodley

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Where is the Goode family from?

You can see how Goode families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goode family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goode families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 87 Goode families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Goode's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Goode families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goode surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goode ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Goode. 36% of Goode men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Goode women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goode were Accountant and Stenographer. .

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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
    36%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Student
    8%
  • Accountant
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Goode. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goode 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Goode. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Goode. For the veterans among your Goode ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goode lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Goode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Goode in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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