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Re: Origin of Surname GOODRUM
Posted by: William Goodrum (ID *****9370) Date: March 10, 2005 at 11:07:35
In Reply to: Re: Origin of Surname GOODRUM by Kathy Seeforth of 423

"Goodrum" comes from King Guthrum the Dane. His Danish name was "Guthorm", the English spelling was "Guthrum". He was the Danish King of East Anglia during the time of Alfred the Great. He had killed the former Danish king some time before 854; subsequently, he waged a long war against Wessex and its kings, most notably Alfred the Great. By 878 he stood on the brink of a final conquest of Wessex but was decisively defeated by Alfred at the Battle of Edington, following which he was forced to sign the Treaty of Wedmore, in which he accepted Christianity and consented to the division of England into two kingdoms: Alfred's Wessex and his own Danelaw.

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