The surname ‘Good’ originates from England. It is derived from a nickname from the Middle English word ‘gode’ meaning good (from the Old English word ‘god’). It is also from a mediaeval given name, a survival of the Old English personal name ‘Goda’, which was in part a byname and in part a short form of various compound names with the first element ‘god’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the name ‘Good’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Goda Herrt’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Good’, aged 17, a labourer by trade, from Leicester, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Sally’ on the 24th of May 1774, arriving in Philadelphia on the 31st of May of the same, where… Coat of arms: Gules, on a …
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