Gole is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland
. It is derived from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Early Origins of the Gole family
The surname Gole was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Gole family
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Gole Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents Gole has been spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
Early Notables of the Gole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gole family to Ireland
Some of the Gole family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gole family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence
, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gole arrived in North America very early:
Gole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Gole, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Gole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Harriett Gole, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.