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Goodwill Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname for a friendly or amiable person, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + will ‘desire’. The compound is attested in the sense ‘favorable disposition’ since before the Norman Conquest.

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


Similar surnames: Goodsell, Goodall, Goodchild, Goodwin, Woodfill, Dodrill, Goodling

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Goodwill Family Origin

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Goodwill Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Works On Farm

    4%

In 1880, the most common Goodwill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Goodwill's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodwill. A less common occupation for the Goodwill family was Works On Farm.

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Goodwill Historical Records

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Goodwill Life Expectancy

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