The surname Goethe 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.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Bernhart Goth, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; Carl Goeth came to Texas in 1852; as well as Ernst Goeth with his wife and two children. Christian Goethel arrived in Philadelphia in 1853. Marie Christiane Gothe came to America in 1859..