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Goodnight Family History

Goodnight Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Gutknecht.

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

203,767 Historical Documents with Goodnight on Ancestry
19,045 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,744 Military Records
223 Immigration Records
11,485 Census and Voter Lists
170,270 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Goodnight Families

  • Number of Goodnight families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goodnight families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Goodnight last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Goodnight census records

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Goodnight Family Origin

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Goodnight Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Goodnight

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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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Goodnight Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Goodnight census records

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Goodnight Civil War Service Records

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