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Goodnight Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gutknecht.

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


Similar surnames: Fosnight, Bouknight, Woolbright, Goodart, Goodwine, Basnight

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Goodnight Family Origin

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Goodnight Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodnight. A less common occupation for the Goodnight family was Blacksmith. The most common Goodnight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Goodnight's were Farmers.

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Goodnight Historical Records

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Goodnight Life Expectancy

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