Last name origins & meanings:
- English (chiefly East Anglia and East Midlands): nickname for a
dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone
- English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English
personal name Gōdsunu, composed of the elements
gōd ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’.
- Possibly an
Americanized form of German Gutersohn, a nickname or pet name
meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.
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