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The surname Goens was first found in Belgium, 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 Liege, a province in Belgium, center of Walloon country. Within this province the notable towns are Liege, the capital city, seat of the great cathedral of St.Lambert destroyed in 1794. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goene, Gosne, Goens, Gone, Gonel, Guene, Guenet, Guenot, Gueny, Gohn, Kohn and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goens research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1619, 1682, 1675 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Goens History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

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  • Daniel Goens (b. 1948), Belgian silver and two-time bronze medalist track cyclist, active in the 1960s


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The Goens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goens Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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