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Goodfriend Name Meaning

English: nickname for a reliable friend or neighbor, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + frend ‘friend’. English translation of German Gutfreund cognate of 1, from Middle High German guot ‘good’ + vriunt ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Goodbread, Goodchild, Friend, Goodling, Goodrich, Goodwine, Goldring

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Goodfriend Family Origin

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Goodfriend Family Occupations

What did your Goodfriend ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goodfriend family was Laborer. The most common Goodfriend occupation in the USA was Grocer. 25% of Goodfriend's were Grocers. Grocer, Farmer and Keeps Furniture Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodfriend.

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  • Grocer

    25%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeps Furniture Store

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

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Goodfriend Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goodfriend. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodfriend 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goodfriend. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goodfriend. For the veterans among your Goodfriend ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodfriend Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodfriend lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Goodfriend life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Goodfriend in 1950 was 72, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodfriend 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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