Goth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goth family

The surname Goth was first found in Thuringia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Goth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goth research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1749, 1832 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Goth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goethe, Goeth, Gothe, Gotthe, Gotha, Goethel and others.

Early Notables of the Goth family (pre 1700)

Notable members of the surname Goth in this period were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), "Germany's Shakespeare" and her greatest author. He was elevated to the nobility at the request of...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Goth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Bernhart Goth, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
Goth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Goth, aged 20, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Lorentz Goth, aged 32, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]
  • Simon Goth, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]
  • Joh Andr Goth, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]


  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)


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