When John Goodchild was born in 1609, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert 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.
English (southeastern): nickname from Middle English god, guid ‘good’ + c(h)ild ‘child’ (Old English gōd + cild).
English: sometimes a nickname from godchild, i.e. someone who was the godchild of an important member of the community.
Americanized form of German Gutkind (see Gutkin ).
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