Gold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Gold was first used in Austria. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Gold family

The surname Gold was first found in the region of Salzburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Important Dates for the Gold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gold research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1665 is included under the topic Early Gold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gold Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Gold include Gold, Golt, Goalt, Golde, Goalde, Goald and others.

Early Notables of the Gold family (pre 1700)

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Gold migration to the United States

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gold or a variant listed above:

Gold Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eliz Gold, aged 17, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Jarvice Gold, aged 30, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Nathan Gold, who arrived in Connecticut in 1643 [1]
  • Richard Gold, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • Margaret Gold, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Gold, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Lorentz Gold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Lorenz Gold, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • George Gold, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
  • Peter Gold, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
Gold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Gold, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808
  • William G Gold, aged 20, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [1]
  • I. Gold, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820
  • Abraham Gold, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1845 [1]
  • Moses L Gold, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gold Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wolf Gold, who arrived in Mississippi in 1901 [1]

Gold migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gold Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Geo Gold, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Henry Gold, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • William Gold, who landed in Canada in 1836

Gold migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Gold, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]

Gold migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gold Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Gold, (b. 1824), aged 29, British carpenter travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [3]
  • Mrs. Ann Gold, (b. 1823), aged 30, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Gold, (b. 1850), aged 3, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Gold, (b. 1851), aged 2, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [3]
  • C. Gold, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Nourmahal" arriving in Dunedin, Otaga, South Island, New Zealand on 5th May 1858 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gold (post 1700)

  • William "Bill" Gold (1921-2018), American graphic designer best known for thousands of film poster designs including Casablanca, A Clockwork Orange, Yankee Doodle Dandy and many more
  • Jonathan Gold, American food critic awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
  • Nathan Gold (1663-1723), American colonial leader and deputy governor
  • Mike Gold (1893-1967), American literary critic
  • Jamie Gold (b. 1969), winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event
  • Ernest Gold (1921-1999), American composer, recipient of an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy awards
  • Andrew Gold (b. 1951), American singer and songwriter
  • Bruce Gold, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1996 [5]
  • Bertha Gold, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [5]
  • Benjamin Gold, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1928; Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1930 (Bronx County 4th District), 1931 (Bronx County 3rd District), 1934 (Bronx County 7th District), 1936 (Bronx County 7th District); Candidate for [5]
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Gold family

RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Katherine Gold, (née Cook), aged 42, English Stewardess from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11 [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  3. ^ Genies' Jottings Various Ships Lists Maori (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.ozlists.com/genies/shipping/news_nz/nz_maori.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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