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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GOD-win-son  [key]
Other Forms FormsGodwin, Godwine, Goodwin

Meaning & History

Means "Son of Godwin". First born by Harold Godwinson. From his father Godwine, Earl of Wessex. Harold was defeated & killed during the battle of Hastings in 1066 by William the Bastard, now known as William the Conqueror.
Added 4/19/2019 by noellambert
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C