14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Godfrey Family History

Godfrey Name Meaning
English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey.Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

1,757,234 Historical Documents with Godfrey on Ancestry.com
398,174 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
51,499 Military Records
29,636 Immigration Records
317,555 Census and Voter Lists
960,370 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Godfrey Families

  • Number of Godfrey families
     190 - 378
     64 - 189
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Godfrey families
     1,035 - 2,067
     346 - 1,034
     1 - 345
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Godfrey families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Godfrey census records

You can see how Godfrey families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Godfrey census records >

Godfrey Family Origin

Click on a place to view Godfrey immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Godfrey families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Godfrey immigration records >

Godfrey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Godfrey immigration records

You can find out when most of the Godfrey families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Godfrey immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Godfrey

Click on a circle in the chart to view Godfrey birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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.

View all Godfrey ancestors in the SSDI

Godfrey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Godfrey census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Godfrey ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Godfrey census records >

Godfrey Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Godfrey military records >

Message Board about Godfrey 764 Threads, 54 Messages

Look up another family name
×
  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | New Terms and Conditions