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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : from the personal name Göde, a popular short form of any of the Germanic names formed with god, got ‘god’ or gōd ‘good’ (e.g. Gottfried).
  • German (Goede) : habitational name from a place near Bautzen in Saxony called Göda.
  • Dutch : nickname for a good and kindly man, from goed ‘good’.

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