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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:Father's name?
Informant:God knows!
Clerk:How do you spell that?
Informant:(patiently) G-O-D-K-N-O-W-S

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.