Popularity of the last name by country

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Origine of last name

GOODENOUGH : English:: 1: (southern England): nickname from Middle English god(e) gud(e) goud(e) ‘good’ + inough ‘abundant; sufficient adequate satisfactory’ (Old English genōh). Possibly bestowed on one who was easily satisfied; it may also have been used with reference to one whose achievements were average ‘good enough’ though not outstanding.2: alternatively a nickname meaning ‘good lad’ or ‘good servant’ from Middle English gode knave from Old English gōd ‘good’ + cnafa ‘boy servant’.

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