Subject: Re: Augood
Author: Hilary   (guest)
Date: May 10, 2006 at 3:42 PM
Reply to: Augood by AET

Interesting story about your great-great-grandmother! Here is some information I dug up.

From http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_details.asp?sId=&s=Augood and http://www.historicalnames.com/namelistdetail_a.asp?surname=Augood:

"Augood is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the ancient personal name Algod. In Old Danish, the name was Algot, while in Old Swedish, the name was Algut. Although the variant form Allgood appears to be a complimentary nickname, the surname Augood is actually patronymic in origin.

"Spelling variations include: Allgood, Algod, Algood, Elgood, Ellgod and others.

"First found in the counties of Northumberland and Durham, although not of Boernician origin as were most of the families in that area.

"Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Allgood settled in the Barbados islands in 1674; being one of the first settlers in North America. It is believed he later moved to the mainland.

"Motto: Age omne bonum.

"Motto Translated: Do all good."

From http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/Fact.aspx?fid=10&ln=Allgood:

English: variant of Allgood.

English: from the Middle English personal name Algod, Alegod, Halgod, of Scandinavian origin. Compare Old Danish Algot, from an unattested Alf-gautr ‘elf Goth’ or A{dh}al-gautr ‘noble Goth’.

Messages in this thread:
  • Augood - AET  May 9 2006, 7:09 PM
    • Re: Augood - Hilary  May 10 2006, 3:42 PM