Goll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goll family

The surname Goll was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands, whose principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. These were the locations of the seats of the old Counts of Holland, and so Brederode Castle near Haarlem, is the seat of one of the oldest families. There are many old and quaint towns in the province, including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In the later history of the surname, the family became a power unto itself and its members were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Goll family

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Goll Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goll, Gollen, Golen, Göleng, Golfin, Gollenhofer, Goller, Gölles, Golliz, Golling, Gollnhüter, Göllnitz, Gollmitz and many more.

Early Notables of the Goll family (pre 1700)

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Goll migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Balthas Goll, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Balthasar Goll, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1765
Goll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cathrine Goll, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • Anne Marie Goll, who settled in New York in 1845

Goll migration to Australia

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

Goll Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Goll, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goll (post 1700)

  • Paul Goll, American rock guitarist, best known for being a member of Donnie Iris and the Cruisers
  • Charles L. Goll, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 28th Circuit, 1899 [2]
  • Friedrich Goll (1829-1903), Swiss neuroanatomist
  • Hannes Heinz Goll (1934-1999), Austrian sculptor, printmaker and painter
  • Edward Goll (1884-1949), Bohemian-born, Australian pianist who often played for Queen Marie of Romania
  • Claire Goll (1890-1977), born Clara Aischmann, German-born, French writer and journalist
  • Yvan Goll (1891-1950), French-German poet


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Candahar.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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