Nelly Margaret Godfrey

Female22 November 1863–

Brief Life History of Nelly Margaret

When Nelly Margaret Godfrey was christened on 22 November 1863, in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Johnson Godfrey, was 33 and her mother, Eleanor Beldam, was 28.

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James Johnson Godfrey
Eleanor Beldam
Arthur David Godfrey
Minnie Catherine Godfrey
Laura Harriet Godfrey
Cyril J. Godfrey
Florence Mary Godfrey
Nelly Margaret Godfrey
Nellie M Godfrey
Annie Johnson Godfrey
Ethel Beldan Godfrey
Frank William Godfrey

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  • Nelly Margaret Godfrey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nelly Margaret, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nelly Margaret Godfrey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .

Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .

History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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