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Goodsell Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + saule, soule ‘soul’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Gutseel or Gutsell; like 1, these are a nickname for a kindly person (literally ‘good soul’). Alternatively, it could be a reduced Americanized form of south German Gutgsell, a nickname or journeyman’s name, from gut ‘good’ + Gesell(e) ‘fellow’, ‘journeyman’.

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


Similar surnames: Goodson, Goodwill, Gutgsell, Goodall, Godel, Goodley, Wooddell

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Goodsell Family Origin

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Goodsell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Cooper

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodsell. The most common Goodsell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Goodsell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goodsell family was Cooper.

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