Early Origins of the Godolphyn family
The surname Godolphyn was first found in Cornwall
at Godolphin, a church district, in the parish of Breage, union of Helston, hundred
of Kerrier. "This place, anciently called Godolcan, has been long celebrated for its tin-mines. It gave name to the family of Godolphin, who were its lords in the time of William the Conqueror, and of whom Sir Francis Godolphin, by his perseverance and success in mining, increased the customs more than £10,000 per annum in the reign of Elizabeth. Sidney, son of Sir William Godolphin, Bart., a distinguished statesman, was in 1689 created Baron
Godolphin, of Rialton, which title, having become extinct, was revived in 1832. An old mansion on the Godolphin estate, belonging to the Duke of Leeds, is now occupied by a farmer." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Godolphyn family
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Godolphyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Godolphin, Godolcan, Godolghan, Godolhan, Godolfan and many more.
Early Notables of the Godolphyn family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir William Godolphin (1515-1570), an English soldier and Member of Parliament; Sir Francis Godolphin (1540-1608), an English Member of Parliament; Sir William Godolphin (1567-1613), of Godolphin in Cornwall
, was an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1604... Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godolphyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Godolphyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..