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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

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  • Employee

    15%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Not Given

    15%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%

In 1881, 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. The most common Goodwill occupation in Canada was Employee. 15% of Goodwill's were Employees.

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Goodwill Life Expectancy

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