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Goodyear Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English god) + year, yere ‘year’, bestowed on someone who frequently used the expression, perhaps in the sense ‘(as I hope to have a) good year’ or as a New Year salutation. Alternatively, it may have been from an Americanized form of French Gauthier. English translation of German Gutjahr, originally a nickname for someone born on New year’s Day.

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


Similar surnames: Goody, Goodbar, Goodman, Goodsell, Goodhart, Gooder, Goodheart

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Goodyear Family Origin

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Goodyear Family Occupations

What did your Goodyear ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodyear. The most common Goodyear occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Goodyear's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goodyear family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Goodyear Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Goodyear Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodyear lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Goodyear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Goodyear in 1944 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodyear 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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