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Goodfellow Name Meaning

English: nickname for a congenial companion, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + felawe ‘fellow’.

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


Similar surnames: Goodsell, Longfellow, Goodwill, Goodall, Goodson, Woodfill, Wooddell

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Goodfellow Family Origin

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Goodfellow Family Occupations

What did your Goodfellow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Goodfellow family was Going To School. Farmer, Farmers Son and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodfellow. The most common Goodfellow occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Goodfellow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farmers Son

    5%
  • Student

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%

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

Goodfellow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goodfellow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodfellow 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 Goodfellow. 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 Goodfellow. For the veterans among your Goodfellow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodfellow Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodfellow lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Goodfellow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Goodfellow in 1944 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodfellow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodfellow 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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