Last name: GOODSON

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GOODSON : This last name is indexed 34,428 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GOODSON : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Godsone representing Old English Godsunu of various origins. It may be composed of Old English god ‘God’ or gōd ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’ or it may be an original patronymic ‘son of God’ used as a personal name.2: English: patronymic from Middle English Godesson(e) ‘son of God(e)’ from the Middle English pet form Gode (Old English Goda) + -son.3: English: nickname from Middle English god(e) + sone ‘good son’ (Old English gōd + sunu).4: English: metronymic meaning ‘son of Godith’ from the Middle English female personal name Godith Godit Gody (Old English Godgȳth) + son.5: English: alternatively perhaps occasionally from the Middle English female personal name Godus + -son.6: Possibly also an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Gutersohn: affectionate nickname meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.

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