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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

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Goodchild Family Origin

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Goodchild Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Shoemaker

    7%

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

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Goodchild Life Expectancy

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