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Goodger name origin

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Hi i am interested to know the origin of the surname Goodger. I am also Goodger but we spell differently. We Spell Gujjar.

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on 2012-05-21 01:15:57

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by mowsehowse on 2012-05-21 05:04:07

I have a feeling the modern surname found as Goodger and Gudger may be a late development of the early Medieval English surname more familiar as "Goodyear" or "Goodyer".
In Middle English "gode", from the Old English pre 7th Century "god", was taken up as a byname or nickname which eventually became a surname.
"Goodyear" derives from "gode" with "year" (Old English "gear") associated with the phrase "as I hope to have a good year".
The earliest known recording of the family name is thought to be Mary Goodger, dated January 12th 1605, St. Stephen's, Coleman Street, London, during the reign of King James 1 of England (V1 of Scotland).

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