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Goede Name Meaning

North German (also Göde) and Dutch: from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names formed with god got ‘god’ or gōd ‘good’ (e.g. Gottfried ). German (Göde): habitational name from a place near Bautzen in Lusatia called Göda. Germanized form (Göde) of Sorbian Goda: from a short form of the Old Sorbian personal name Godisław based on the Old Slavic element god ‘to do good to please’ (from goditi). Dutch: nickname for a good and kindly man from goed ‘good’.

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

Similar surnames: Gohde, Moede, Golde, Doede, Goedde, Good, Gloede, Goebel, Godel

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Where is the Goede family from?

You can see how Goede families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goede family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Goede families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Goede families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Goede's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Goede families in 1880.
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What did your Goede ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goede. 28% of Goede men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Goede women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goede were Farm Helper and New Worker. .

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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
  • Farm Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goede. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goede 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goede. 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 658 military records available for the last name Goede. For the veterans among your Goede ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goede lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Goede life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Goede in 1950 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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