Charles Goddard

13 July 1842–
Worlingworth, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

When Charles Goddard was born on 13 July 1842, in Worlingworth, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Goddard, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Elliot, was 32. He lived in Weston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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John Goddard
Elizabeth Elliot
Eliza Goddard
George Goddard
Charles Goddard
William Goddard
Frederick Goddard

Parents and Siblings



    Eliza Goddard


    George Goddard



    William Goddard


    Frederick Goddard


World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 38

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and French: from Godhard, a personal name composed of the Germanic elements gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of St. Gotthard , an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname and the variant Godard are also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gotthard ( see Gothard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Goddard in household of John Goddard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charles Godard in household of John Godard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charles Goddard in household of John Goddard, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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