John Goodchild

1609–1651 (Age 42)
Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Goodchild was born in 1609, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robart Goodchild, was 27 and his mother, Frances Holme, was 22. He married Anne Huntely on 21 June 1636, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1651, in his hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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John Goodchild
Anne Huntely
Marriage: 21 June 1636
Margaret Goodchild
John Goodchild
Alice Goodchild
Robert Goodchild
Ralph Goodchild
Elizabeth Goodchild
Bridget Goodchild
Adam Goodchild
Mary Goodchild

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Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): from a Middle English personal name, a survival of Old English Gōdcild, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + the late Old English name-forming element cild ( see Child ). This name may also have been used in the Middle English period as a nickname for a good person.2 English: nickname from godchild, i.e. someone who was the godchild of an important member of the community. Compare Godson, which was similarly confused with Goodson .3 English translation of German Gutkind ( see Gutkin ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (9)

  • John Goodchild in entry for John, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Goodchild in entry for Alice Goodchild, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Goodchild, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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