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Early Origins of the Goldberg family

The surname Goldberg was first found in Germany, where since ancient times the family made significant contributions to the advancement of the district's feudal society. Being prominent in social affairs, the name Goldberg was closely associated with the turbulent events of the period and the family therefore formed alliances with other distinguished families of the region.

Early History of the Goldberg family

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Goldberg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldberger, Goldburg, Goldburger, Goldbergher, Goldbergh, Goldburgh, Goldburgher, Goldenberg, Goldenberger, Goldperg and many more.

Early Notables of the Goldberg family (pre 1700)

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Goldberg Ranking

In the United States, the name Goldberg is the 1,207th most popular surname with an estimated 24,870 people with that name. [1]

United States Goldberg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goldberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hares Lyon Goldberg, who landed in New York, NY in 1837 [2]
  • Christina Goldberg, who settled in Texas in 1848
  • Christian Goldberg, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Harris Goldberg, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Jacob Goldberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldberg (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Joseph Goldberg (1908-1990), American lawyer and politician, Secretary of Labor under Kennedy, 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1965-1968), recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Alfred Louis Goldberg (1942-2023), American cell biologist-biochemist and professor at Harvard University from Providence, Rhode Island
  • Barry Goldberg (1962-2023), American head volleyball coach of the women's team at the American University
  • Carin Goldberg (1953-2023), American graphic designer, publication designer and brand consultant, awarded the 2008, Art Directors Club Grandmasters Award for Excellence in Education and the 2009, AIGA Medal
  • Jonathan Goldberg (1943-2022), American literary theorist, Sir William Osler Professor of English Literature at Johns Hopkins University, and Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Emory University
  • Jay Goldberg (1933-2022), American lawyer and author based in New York City who represented Bono, Mick Jagger, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Sean Combs, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more
  • Lucianne Goldberg (1935-2022), née Steinberger, also known as Lucianne Cummings, an American literary agent and author, one of the ‘key players’ in the 1998 impeachment of President Clinton
  • Henry Edward "Hank" Goldberg (1940-2022), American sports radio color commentator for the Miami Dolphins from 1978 to 1992, as a batboy he became friends with Joe DiMaggio
  • Miriam Harris Goldberg (1916-2017), American newspaper publisher, editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News (1972-2017)
  • David Bruce "Dave" Goldberg (1967-2015), American entrepreneur, founder of LAUNCH Media and the CEO of SurveyMonkey
  • ... (Another 49 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook