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Where did the French Goins family come from? What is the French Goins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goins family history?

The prominent surname Goins originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The name Goins emerged in the French province of Bourbonnais, which was occupied by the Romans until the Germanic Frankish tribes overran the region in about the 5th century. In the 9th century, Bourbonnais emerged as a duchy and it was ruled by the powerful Lords of Bourbon, who also reigned over Navarre, and Spain, Naples, and became the royal house of France. In the 12th century, the House of Bourbon became even more powerful when, by marrying with the Bourgoignes, it formed the first Capetian House of the Kings of France. In 1272, Robert de France, who was the Count of Clermont and son of Louis IX, acquired the territory of Bourbonnais through his marriage to Béatrice de Bourgoigne-Bourbon. Their son, Louis I, who was named the Great and was Count of Clermont, was the first Duke of Bourbon. In the early 14th century, Bourbonnais came under the control of Charles IV le Bel. After the Hundred Years' War, the region became a vast princely state which grew to include the county of Forez, Beaujolais and the duchy of Auvergne. In 1531, the duchy fell under Crown rule and in 1532, after the loss of all feudal institutions, Bourbonnais received its first governor.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Guynet, Guynait, Guynez, Guynais, Guynest, Guynay, Guynaies, Guyné, Guynée, Guinet, Guinait, Guinez, Guinais, Guinest, Guinay, Guinaies, Guiné, Guynnet, Guynnait, Guynnez, Guynnais, Guynnest, Guynnay, Guynnaies, Guynné, Guynnée, Guinnet, Guinnait, Guinnez, Guinnais, Guinnest, Guinnay, Guinnaies, Guinné, Guinnés and many more.

First found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goins research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1464, 1632, 1700, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Goins History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Goins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goins Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Robt. L. Goins, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Roberto Goins, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Luke Goins, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Dora Goins, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Lenke Goins, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909


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  • Jesse D. Goins, American character actor who has starred in film and on television
  • Glen Lamont Goins (1954-1978), American singer and guitarist for Parliament Funkadelic in the mid-1970s
  • Ray Goins (1936-2007), American bluegrass banjoist
  • Herbie Goins (b. 1939), American rhythm & blues singer


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  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Goins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 May 2013 at 12:24.

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