Golan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Golan family

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

Early History of the Golan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golan research. Another 95 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Golan family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Golan family to Ireland

Some of the Golan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Golan migration to the United States +

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 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Golan (post 1700) +

  • Samuel L. Golan, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1928 [2]
  • Louis Edward Golan (b. 1968), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932 [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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