When George T. Goodwin was born on 2 April 1812, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, John Goodwin, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Webb, was 45. He married Matilda Ingaby Bartlett Goodwin on 26 January 1835, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 April 1887, in Simpson District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Goodwin Family Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Godwin (Old English Gōdwine). Compare Godwin .
Irish: adopted in Mayo for Ó Goidín, a variant of Ó Godáin, ‘descendant of Godán’, a diminutive personal name from got ‘stammering, lisping’.
History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. William Goodwin was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).