The name ‘Goodwin’ originates from England. It is derived from the Middle English personal name ‘Godewyn’, from the Old English word ‘Godwine’. Composed of the elements ‘god’ meaning good and ‘wine’ meaning friend. Variant´s: Godwin’,’Godwyn’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Goodwin’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Lucas fil Godwin’, from Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Ozias Goodwin’, aged 28, from Bocking, the County of Essex, England, emigrated to North America in 1632. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Lion’, settling in Newtown, Massachusetts. He was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Connecticut in 1635. Today, ‘Goodwin’ is the ‘342nd’ most common surname in North Amer… Coat of arms: Gules a lion rampant or, langued Azure between three fleurs-…
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