Last name: GOODMAN

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GOODMAN : This last name is indexed 193,304 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GOODMAN : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman Old English Gōdmann composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + man ‘man’.2: English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’ in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king.3: English: from the Middle English personal name Gudmund Godmund (from the Old English personal name Gūthmund composed of the elements gūth ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’ or the Old Norse cognate Guthmundr).4: Americanized form of Jewish Gutman German Gutmann or its Dutch cognate Goedman.

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