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Where did the English Goldsmith family come from? What is the English Goldsmith family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goldsmith family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goldsmith family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldsmith, Goldsmyth and others.
First found in Essex and Norfolk, during the 1200's but was preponderantly Scottish, and was found in Dumbarton and in the border county of Roxburgh. The Goldsmith family became involved in the border conflicts in the 13th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldsmith research. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1342, 1426, and 1453 are included under the topic Early Goldsmith History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Goldsmith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Goldsmith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goldsmith Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Arthur Goldsmith who purchased land and settled in Virginia in 1618
- Arthure Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1618
- Farford Goldsmith, aged 22, landed in Barbados in 1635
- Nicho Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
- Richard Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
Goldsmith Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- L M Goldsmith, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
- Abm Goldsmith, aged 56, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
- Morris Goldsmith, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
- Abraham Goldsmith, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
- Henry Goldsmith, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821
- Lynn Goldsmith (b. 1948), American recording artist, film director and celebrity portrait photographer
- Kenneth Goldsmith (b. 1961), American poet
- Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith (1929-2004), American composer and conductor and one of the most nominated composers in the history of the Academy Awards
- Raymond W. Goldsmith (1904-1988), American economist
- Mr. Frank John Goldsmith (d. 1912), aged 33, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
- Mrs. Emily Alice Goldsmith, (née Brown), aged 31, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible C
- Master Frank John William Goldsmith, aged 9, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible C
- Major-General Robert Burrell Frederick Kinglake Goldsmith (1907-1995), British District Officer Commanding Yorkshire District (1959-1962)
- Mr. Nathan Goldsmith (d. 1912), aged 41, Russian Third Class passenger from Unknown who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
- The Goldsmiths of St. Mary's & Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland by Timothy Campbell Burke.
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
The Goldsmith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldsmith 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.
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