Goodwin Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Goodwin Name Meaning: This name derives from the given personal name 'godwine'.

This name is of english origin meaning 'friend of god',god combined with wine 'friend'.Was also the name of the 11th century earl of wessex.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Goodwin Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Goodwin family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 401
Female Servant 324
Independent 192
Labourer 162
Farmer 156
Male Servant 109
Shoe Maker 62
Silk Weaver 54
Carpenter 50
Dress Maker 37
Clerk 30
Potter 30
Baker 28
Butcher 28
Frame Work Knitter 27
Tailor 25
Blacksmith 24
Weaver 24
Coal Miner 22
Publican 21
Pauper 20
Collier 20
Silk Piecer 20
Apprentice 19
Ag Labourer 18

Goodwin Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Goodwin 100% 111,204
2 Godwin 86% 29,159
3 Goodwyn 86% 1,088
4 Godwyn 71% 104
5 Goddwin 86% 102

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