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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

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Goodenough Family Origin

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Goodenough Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Goodenough family was Carpenter.

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