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Goodenough Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + enoh ‘enough’ (Old English genoh). Reaney suggests that it was bestowed on one who was easily satisfied; it may also have been used with reference to one whose achievements were average, ‘good enough’ though not outstanding. possibly a nickname meaning ‘good lad’ or ‘good servant’, from Middle English gode knave, from Old English god ‘good’ + cnafa ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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


Similar surnames: Goodson, Goodbody, Gooden, Goodhue, Goodnough, Golding, Gooding

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Goodenough Family Origin

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Goodenough Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goodenough family was Carpenter. The most common Goodenough occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Goodenough's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodenough.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Goodenough Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Goodenough. 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

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Goodenough Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Goodenough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Goodenough in 1948 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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