Goodchild Family History
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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