When Harvey Goodwin was born on 29 December 1899, in Anita, Cass, Iowa, United States, his father, Orville D Goodwin, was 42 and his mother, Minnie Diedrich, was 32. He lived in Franklin Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Benton Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 14 November 1919, at the age of 19.
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).