Goodenough Surname Origin
(Origin France) 'A Jack in the box,' a puppet, a little ugly man. The name may be local, and come from Gudenaw, a town on the Lower Rhine, Germany.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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