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Where did the English Goold family come from? What is the English Goold family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goold family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goold family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Goold comes from the Old English word Gold. This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Goold has appeared include Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goold research. Another 267 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1193, 1312, 1500, 1593, 1676, 1659, 1676, 1619 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Goold History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 69 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Goold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Goold arrived in North America very early:
Goold Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Goold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goold 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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