Resources for Godknows genealogists
Godknows Births, Marriages and Deaths, England and Wales, Civil Registration
I stumbled across this unusual surname while transcribing
Godkin entries from the GRO indexes.
I don't know the origin of the surname "Godknows". It's tempting
to imagine a scene at the register office when the first Godknows birth was registered, something like this (no offense intended to any living Godknows):
|Clerk:||How do you spell that?|
But this is pure speculation.
Anyway, the surname appears to have become established during the 20th century. The earliest record I noticed was in 1955.
- GODKNOWS Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in England and Wales, 1890-1983. I don't claim this to be complete - I could have missed a few.
- You wouldn't have found any Godknows entries in FreeBMD before April 2008, when the FreeBMD project accepted my transcription into their database. Thanks, FreeBMD.
- There are a few more Godknows entries after 1984. Indexes of births,
marriages and deaths registered in England and Wales from 1984 onwards can be
found elsewhere on the web. I use