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Goodchild Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from a Middle English personal name, a survival of Old English Godcild, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + the late Old English name-forming element cild (see Child). This name may also have been used in the Middle English period as a nickname for a good person. English: nickname from godchild, i.e. someone who was the godchild of an important member of the community. Compare Godson, which was similarly confused with Goodson. English translation of German Gutkind (see Gutkin).

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


Similar surnames: Child, Goodling, Goodrich, Goodwin, Goodhue, Goodsell, Goodfriend

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Goodchild Family Origin

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Goodchild Family Occupations

What did your Goodchild ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodchild. A less common occupation for the Goodchild family was Shoemaker. The most common Goodchild occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Goodchild's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Shoemaker

    7%

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Goodchild Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goodchild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodchild census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Goodchild. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Goodchild. For the veterans among your Goodchild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodchild Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodchild lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Goodchild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goodchild in 1943 was 20, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodchild

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodchild ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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