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Good Family History

Good Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English god).English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of the Old English personal name Goda, which was in part a byname and in part a short form of various compound names with the first element god.Americanized form of like-sounding names in other languages, for example German Gut or Guth.

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

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273,435 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
71,074 Military Records
22,537 Immigration Records
257,716 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Good Families

  • Number of Good families
     620 - 1,237
     207 - 619
     1 - 206
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Good families
     430 - 857
     144 - 429
     1 - 143
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Good families
     106 - 209
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Good Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Good 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.

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Good Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Good

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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.

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Good Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Good census records

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Good Civil War Service Records

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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.

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