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Godwin Name Meaning

English:: from the common Old English personal name Godwine a compound of god ‘god’ + wine ‘friend protector lord’ which survived the Conquest. Compare Goodwin with which it has most probably been confused. alternatively the name may occasionally derive from an Old English female personal name Godwynn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Goddin, Gowin, Goodwyn, Goodin, Goodwin, Bodin, Corwin, Godman, Godin

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Where is the Godwin family from?

You can see how Godwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Godwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Godwin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 47 Godwin families living in North Carolina. This was about 21% of all the recorded Godwin's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Godwin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Godwin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Godwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Godwin. 23% of Godwin men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Godwin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Godwin were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Godwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godwin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Godwin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Godwin. For the veterans among your Godwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Godwin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Godwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Godwin in 1942 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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