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Offline MrDudley

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Re: Surname pronunciation help ...
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 17:30 BST (UK) »
I'm from around the Cambs/Suffolk border and know a few Gotobeds and have one line in my tree.
I've always pronounced it as 'Go-tuh-bed'
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 17:39 BST (UK) »
... apparently it is a variant of: Godbert, Godbald, Godbold, Godber. How it came to be spelt that way I have no idea!
 
Some of them may be, but certain surname reference books suggest that it was a medieval nickname with amusing connotations, like others such as Bullock or Toplady.  No doubt when such allusions became less acceptable, more proper derivations were sought or dreamt up to save embarrassment.
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 08:05 BST (UK) »
I didn't know the name Bullock had amusing connotations.  Could you specify please?

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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 08:08 BST (UK) »
I didn't know the name Bullock had amusing connotations.  Could you specify please?

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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 09:46 BST (UK) »
I didn't know the name Bullock had amusing connotations.  Could you specify please?

Just try a different vowel after the B, Carol ....  :o
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 15:44 BST (UK) »
Oh, that.  There's also the less obvious one involving the LL.

I thought you meant there was something like a slang usage, on the lines of 'Buckley's chance' or 'his name was Mudd'.

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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 15:48 BST (UK) »
I didn't know the name Bullock had amusing connotations.  Could you specify please?

Just try a different vowel after the B, Carol ....  :o

Inappropriate now as a bullock is a gelded bull.

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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 16:16 BST (UK) »
I know that, MS :)

Still hoping for an interesting story to help bring the name alive :(

Carol
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