Goodman Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Goodman Name Meaning: Composed from Middle English & Old English elements 'god' (good) & 'man' (man)

In England this name was used for the master of a household. In Scotland the name was given to one who held his land from a feudal vassal of the king & not directly from the crown.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Goodman Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Goodman family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 328
Female Servant 210
Independent 125
Labourer 108
Male Servant 88
Farmer 59
Shoe Maker 45
Ag Labourer 40
Carpenter 35
Lace Maker 27
Tailor 26
Dress Maker 21
Grocer 17
Pupil 16
Apprentice 14
Pauper 14
Miller 13
Baker 12
Weaver 12
Butcher 11
Blacksmith 11
Coal Miner 11
Gardener 10
Brick Layer 10
Wool Comber 10

Goodman Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Goodman 100% 66,420
2 Godman 86% 3,233
3 Gidman 71% 1,981
4 Gadman 71% 118

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The surname Goodman is the most popular version of all its varients

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