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Goodwill Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname for a friendly or amiable person, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + will ‘desire’. The compound is attested in the sense ‘favorable disposition’ since before the Norman Conquest.

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


Similar surnames: Goodsell, Goodall, Goodchild, Goodwin, Woodfill, Dodrill, Goodling

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Goodwill Family Origin

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Goodwill Family Occupations

What did your Goodwill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Goodwill occupation in Canada was Employee. 15% of Goodwill's were Employees. A less common occupation for the Goodwill family was Cabinet Maker. Employee, Farmer and Not Given were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodwill.

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  • Employee

    15%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Not Given

    15%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%

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

Goodwill Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Goodwill Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodwill lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Goodwill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Goodwill in 1951 was 24, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodwill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodwill 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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