Goodsell Family History
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Goodsell Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + saule, soule ‘soul’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Gutseel or Gutsell; like 1, these are a nickname for a kindly person (literally ‘good soul’). Alternatively, it could be a reduced Americanized form of south German Gutgsell, a nickname or journeyman’s name, from gut ‘good’ + Gesell(e) ‘fellow’, ‘journeyman’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Goodson, Goodwill, Gutgsell, Goodall, Godel, Goodley, Wooddell