The surname Goethel 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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Notable members of the surname Goethel 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 Goethel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.