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Godin Name Meaning

French Walloon and English (London of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Godin from ancient Germanic Godo a short form of any of various compound names based on the element god ‘god’. Compare Gaudin 2 Goddin Goodin Goodine and Gordon 9. French and Walloon: variant of Gaudin 1 and in North America possibly also an altered form of this.

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

Similar surnames: Bodin, Godkin, Gobin, Godino, Rodin, Modin, Goen, Rolin, Godina

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Where is the Godin family from?

You can see how Godin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Godin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Godin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Godin family living in Alabama. This was about 17% of all the recorded Godin's in USA. Alabama and 5 other states had the highest population of Godin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Godin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Godin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Godin. 24% of Godin men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Godin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Godin were Machinist and Sewer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Sewer
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Godin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Godin. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Godin. For the veterans among your Godin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Godin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Godin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Godin in 1943 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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