Goode Family History

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Goode Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Good.

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

Similar surnames: Goude, Goods, Goodie, Goody, Gooder, Googe, Good, Gooden, Goodley

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Goode Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goode name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Goode. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Goode Family Origin

Where is the Goode family from?

Goode Family Occupations

What did your Goode ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goode family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goode. The most common Goode occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Goode's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Goode ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Goode Historical Records

What Goode family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Goode. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goode 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Goode. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Goode. For the veterans among your Goode ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goode Life Expectancy

What is the average Goode lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Goode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Goode in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goode 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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