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Goffinet Early Origins



The surname Goffinet 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 Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. 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.

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Goffinet Early History


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Goffinet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goffinet research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1867 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Goffinet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goffinet Spelling Variations


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Goffinet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Geeffen, Geffen, Gefflot, Gaffen, Gäfert, Gaffon, Gaffron, Goffen, Goffin and many more.

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Goffinet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goffinet Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goffinet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Goffinet, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Salestine Goffinet, who landed in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Marie Goffinet, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Alphonse Goffinet, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Goffinet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jean Goffinet, aged 16, who settled in America from Neudorf, Luxemburg, in 1907
  • Emile Goffinet, aged 44, who landed in America from Lodelinsart, Belgium, in 1908
  • R. Goffinet, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Marcelle Goffinet, aged 21, who landed in America from Forest, Belgium, in 1920
  • Alexis Goffinet, aged 30, who landed in America from Yvoir, Belgium, in 1920

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