Dean Adrian Godfrey

Male11 August 1924–1 August 1925

Brief Life History of Dean Adrian

When Dean Adrian Godfrey was born on 11 August 1924, his father, William Edward Godfrey Sr., was 30 and his mother, Zenna Floss Rector, was 28. He died on 1 August 1925, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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William Edward Godfrey Sr.
Zenna Floss Rector
William Edward Godfrey Jr.
Lenna Faye Godfrey
Dean Adrian Godfrey
Charles Ernest Godfrey

Sources (2)

  • Dean Adria Godfrey, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Dean Adrian Godfrey, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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