oh gosh, this origin of goodrum is amazing to me! i mean i always pretended i was a descendant of royalty since i have german, irish, scottish, british (those are the countries i know of i have in my blood, well you know) so i figured a mix of all these meant something. my name is william which means king, and so this new info i read is gonna make my big ego even bigger lol. i am from america however i figure puritans from england is the reason i am here, or other immagrants. i know i had relatives from germany who were fleeing as soon as the concentration camps started, cause they were ashamed of that concept. anyways, thanks to the one who started this particular forum. btw, does anyone know what the family crest (if there is one) looks like? i imagine it to be similar to the british lion against red background if it is of royalty.