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Goodling Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Gütlein, a status name for a smallholder, from Middle High German guot ‘landholding’, ‘small farm’ + the diminutive suffix -lein -li, -lin. Alternatively, Güthlein and Güthling may be from a nickname for a good and kindly person, from Middle High German güetlich, later changed as though derived from a personal name composed with Germanic god, got ‘god’ or god ‘good’.

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


Similar surnames: Gosling, Goodwine, Godding, Goldring, Golding, Goodwin, Gundling

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Goodling Family Origin

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Goodling Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farming

    18%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goodling family was Carpenter. The most common Goodling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Goodling's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodling.

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Goodling Life Expectancy

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