Goodness Family History

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Goodness Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English godnes ‘goodness’. English translation of the French Canadian surname Labonte.

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


Similar surnames: Goodyear, Gooder, Godley, Gooden, Goodsell, Garness, Holness

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Goodness Family Origin

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Goodness Family Occupations

What did your Goodness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodness. A less common occupation for the Goodness family was Day Laborer. The most common Goodness occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 17% of Goodness's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Day Laborer

    6%

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

Goodness Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Goodness Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodness lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Goodness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Goodness in 1955 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodness 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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