Currently doing research on the Getgood family. Does anyone have any clue how on earth the name came about ? There is no mention of 'Getgood' origins online. I believe every single Getgood can be traced back to a single ancestor, Richard, born in around 1750 in Antrim or Down, Ireland. Unfortunately Their is no records of his wife. He had several children, whose decedents settled in Scotland, Ireland and a few emigrated further afield. But prior to Thomas it's unclear. Variant spellings i've came across are Gategood (In Australia) and Gitgood on an occasion.
Another point, their are several OPR Records for Scotland where a Number of Getgood's are born in Berwick, to a George, Alexander or Patrick Getgood. Possibly the family were originally Scottish and only some records from that time survived.