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Goodwin Family History

Goodwin Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Godewyn, Old English Godwine, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

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83,256 Military Records
55,220 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Goodwin Families

  • Number of Goodwin families
     471 - 940
     158 - 470
     1 - 157
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goodwin families
     1,132 - 2,261
     378 - 1,131
     1 - 377
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Goodwin families
     160 - 317
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Goodwin Family Origin

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Goodwin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Goodwin

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Goodwin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Goodwin census records

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Goodwin Civil War Service Records

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