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John William Godward is a fairly rare patronymic surname. It probably was of Danish Viking origin from about the tenth century. They lived under the Danelaw, and populated East Anglia and later to Kent and eventually migrated to London. The earliest known written references to it are to Wilianus Filius Godwardi in the twelfth century. An Alicia Godward in 1252 is recorded in the Ramsey Abbey, Huntingdonshire and a John Godward appear in the Subsidy Roll for 1568 in Suffolk.

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