Goodson Family History

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Goodson Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia and East Midlands): nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone ‘son’. English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Godsunu, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gutersohn, a nickname or pet name meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.

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

Similar surnames: Goodman, Goodwin, Gordon, Woodson, Gooden, Goossen, Godkin, Gladson

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Goodson Family Origin

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Goodson Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Goodson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Goodson's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodson. A less common occupation for the Goodson family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Goodson Historical Records

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Goodson Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Goodson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Goodson in 1941 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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