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Origins of the Goodman surname

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About the Goodmans

We have a total number of 114384 records for people with the last name Goodman.

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Alternative variations of the name Goodman

Goodman, Gutman, Goodmans, Goodmen, Godman

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Where do most Goodmans live?

In 1921, most Goodmans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Goodmans

How common is your surname?

448th most common surname in the UK

We have 93,200 records for the Goodman surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Goodmans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Goodman first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Goodman family members

Common jobs for Goodmans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Goodmans in 1921
Dressmaker

420

Laundress

268

General Servant Domestic

190

Domestic Servant

189

Tailoress

187

Common Male occupations for Goodmans in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

541

Tailor

349

General Labourer

344

Farm Labourer

267

Carpenter

253

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