Welsh word "coch," which means "red." Angove was originally a nickname for a ruddy or red-complexioned person, which later became a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Angove family
Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed), a former historic county of mid- Wales, anciently part of the kingdom of Powys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Angove family
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Angove Spelling Variations
Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. Clerks would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Angove name over the years has been spelled Gough, Goff, Gof, Goffe and others.
Early Notables of the Angove family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Angove family to Ireland
Some of the Angove family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Angove family to the New World and Oceana
Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Angove:
Angove Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Angove Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Angove Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Angove (post 1700)
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