Origins of surname
This surname, in both spellings, is widespread in England and France, and it is likely that Jersey families arrived from both directions. The name is of Norman origin, from the personal name Golhard, meaning 'strong god'.
Godard goes back to 1713 in Jersey, and Goddard made its first appearance in 1756. There is a suggestion, not supported by parish records, that Jacques Godard, who married Catherine Le Vesconte in St Peter in 1713 was born in the parish.
- Goddard baptisms in Jersey
- Goddard marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Goddard marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Goddard burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Denis Gerald Ambrose Goddard (1898-1916) son of F A Goddard and Evelyn Maud, nee Le Gallais, Midshipman RN, HMS Queen Mary
- Colin Goddard, Private, RJGB
- John Henry Goddard, Private, RJGB
These wills created by members of the Godard/Goddard family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Jean Godard of St Peter, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, £20 tournois of the order of the King 25 February 1773 - D/Y/A/12
- Rachel Godard of St Peter 3 January 1756 - D/Y/A/9
- Jacques Godard/Goddart 12 July 1712 - D/Y/A/4
- John Goddard - 12 February 1907, D/Y/A/66
- Louisa Goddard of 4 Wellington Villas, Stopford Road, St Helier, spinster, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery - 6 November 1901, D/Y/A/60
- Evelyn Goddard, 12 Beauchamp Place, Brompton, London, wife of D'Oyley Francis Ambrose Goddard - 27 October 1906, D/Y/A/65
- Arthur Goddard, Barton Lodge, First Tower, St Helier - 24 May 1923, D/Y/A/83
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