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The nationality of Goodman can be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Goodman may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name came in to being organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of Goodman come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many names like Goodman come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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Surnames like Goodman vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries across time. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Goodman were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Goodman. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Goodman last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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