Goodspeed Family History

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Goodspeed Name Meaning

English: from the expression ‘God speed (you)’; a wish for success for one setting out on an enterprise, presumably applied as a nickname for someone who habitually used this expression.

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


Similar surnames: Goodyear, Goodchild, Goodson, Speed, Goodbread, Goodsell, Gooden

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Goodspeed Family Origin

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Goodspeed Family Occupations

What did your Goodspeed ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goodspeed family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodspeed. The most common Goodspeed occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Goodspeed's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Goodspeed Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Goodspeed Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodspeed lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Goodspeed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Goodspeed in 1946 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goodspeed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodspeed 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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