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Recorded in various forms including Godwin, Goodwin, Goodswin, and the Norfolk and East Anglian Godswen, this is an ancient English surname. It is of pre 7th century Anglo-Saxon origins, and has the fairly uncommon distinction of surviving the Norman Conquest of 1066, and the later influx of Norman names, which for 'politically correct' reasons killed off many of the early British names, or drove them into the outlying areas. The derivation is from the personal name "Godwine", composed of the elements "god", meaning either "god" or "good", with the second element of "wine", meaning friend or protector or "sweyn", meaning "follower of"...

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Terri Goodwin

Hi Robert I would like to get in touch. My name is Terri Goodwin also from South Africa. I have been told a similar story about my family but can’t find any more information about them. This side of my family I am most intrigued about let’s chat if you are interested Kind regards Terri


Hi my name is Robert Evan Goodwin, and live in South Africa, however we are originally from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) I am told my great grandfather came from Ireland. Is there anyone here who can assist me to find oyut more? Both my parents are late, my father being one Edward Evan Goodwin.

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