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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Golan came from the baptismal nameJollan. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Golan Early Origins



The surname Golan was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Golan Spelling Variations


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Golan Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Golan has been recorded under many different variations, including Jolland, Jollan, Jolan, Jolin, Joline, Jalland, Golland, Gollan, Golan and many more.

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Golan Early History


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Golan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golan research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1212, 1273, 1379, 1479, and 1536 are included under the topic Early Golan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Golan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Golan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Golan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Golan In Ireland


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Golan In Ireland



Some of the Golan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Golan or a variant listed above:

Golan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Golan to Philadelphia in 1841
  • Timothy Golan, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Golan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Golan (post 1700)



  • Samuel L. Golan, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1928
  • Louis Edward Golan (b. 1968), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Golan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Golan 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 14:28.

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