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Goodson Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia and East Midlands): nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone ‘son’. English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Godsunu, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gutersohn, a nickname or pet name meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.

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


Similar surnames: Goodman, Goodwin, Gordon, Woodson, Gooden, Goossen, Godkin, Gladson

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Goodson Family Origin

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Goodson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Servant

    19%
  • Printer

    13%
  • Store Clerk

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Goodson family was Store Clerk. The most common Goodson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Goodson's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Printer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodson.

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Goodson Life Expectancy

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