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Goodhue Surname Meaning

English (Kent): nickname for a trusted servant from Middle English gode ‘good’ + hewe ‘servant’ (a derivative of Old English hīwan ‘retinue household’). English (Kent): alternatively from an Old Norse personal name Guthhugi from guth ‘god God’ + hugi hugr ‘mind memory’. This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 2 above) is very rare in Britain. Americanized form of French Canadian Goddu .

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


Similar surnames: Goodman, Goody, Goodson, Good, Gooder, Goodrum, Goodall, Gooden

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Where is the Goodhue family from?

You can see how Goodhue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goodhue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goodhue families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 51 Goodhue families living in Quebec. This was about 76% of all the recorded Goodhue's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Goodhue families in 1911.
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What did your Goodhue ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Goodhue. 50% of Goodhue men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    50%
  • Fisherman
    22%
  • Merchant
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Goodhue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodhue 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goodhue. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Goodhue. For the veterans among your Goodhue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goodhue lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goodhue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Goodhue in 1959 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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