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Godefroy is a surname of Old French origin, and originally a given name, cognate with Geoffrey/Geoffroy/Jeffrey/Jeffries, Godfrey, Gottfried, etc.

Godefroy or Godefroi may refer to:


Given name

  • Godefroi, Count of Durbuy (d. before 1124), son of Henry I
  • Godefroi, Count of Montaigu (died 1161), Count of Clermont, Count of Duras
  • Godefroi, Comte d'Estrades (1607–1686), French diplomat and marshal
  • Godefroi, prince de La Tour d'Auvergne-Lauraguais (1823–1871), French politician
  • Godefroy de Blonay (1869–1937), a member of the International Olympic Committee and one of the founders and first president of the Swiss Olympic Association
  • Godefroy Calès (1799–1868), French physician and politician
  • Éléonore-Louis Godefroi Cavaignac (1801–1845), French politician and journalist
  • Godefroy de Forçant (died 1809), French Navy officer and adventurer
  • Godefroy Durand (1832–1896), German-born French illustrator and draughtsman
  • Godefroy Engelmann (1788–1839), Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer
  • Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon (1636–1721)
  • Godefroy de La Tour d'Auvergne (1728–1792), Duke of Bouillon
  • Godefroy Vujicic (born 1975), French classical cellist
  • Godefroy Wendelin (1580–1667), astronomer from the County of Loon (now in Belgium)
  • Godefroy Zumoffen (1848–1928), French Jesuit archaeologist and geologist


  • Andrew Godefroy (born 1972), Canadian strategic analyst and science and technology historian
  • Charles Godefroy (1888–1958), French aviator noted for flying through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 1919
  • Denis Godefroy (1549–1622), French jurist
  • Eliza Anderson Godefroy (1779–1839), believed to be the first woman to edit a general-interest magazine in the United States, wife of Maximilian Godefroy
  • Frédéric Godefroy (1826–1897), French author
  • Hugh C. Godefroy, World War II flying ace with the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force - see List of World War II flying aces
  • Jean-Pierre Godefroy (born 1944), French politician
  • Jocelyn Godefroi (1880–1969), British translator
  • Maximilian Godefroy (1765–c. 1838), French-American architect
  • Thibault Godefroy (born 1985), French bobsledder
  • Godefroy family, a French noble family


  • Raymond de Gaufredi (died 1310), sometimes anglicized as Raymond Godefroy, Minister General of the Franciscan Order from 1289 to 1295


  • La Godefroy, a commune in the Manche department of France
  • Godefroy, Les Cayes, Haiti, a village in the Les Cayes municipality
  • Godefroy River, Quebec, Canada

See also

  • Galfrid
  • Geoffrey (given name), Geoffroy (surname), Jeffrey, Jeffries, Jeffers
  • Godfrey (name), Gottfried, Goffredo
  • Godred/Guðrøðr
  • Gofraid/Goraidh

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