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Goodman Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’, in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king. English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Godmann, composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + mann ‘man’. English: from the Old English personal name Guðmund, composed of the elements guð ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’ , or the Old Norse cognate Guðmundr. Americanized form of Jewish Gutman or German Gutmann.

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


Similar surnames: Goodson, Gorman, Holdman, Woodman, Bodman, Gottman, Goodbar, Goleman

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Goodman Family Origin

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Goodman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodman. A less common occupation for the Goodman family was Farming. The most common Goodman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Goodman's were Farmers.

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