Show ContentsGoldbloom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Goldbloom was first used in Austria. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Goldbloom family

The surname Goldbloom was first found in the region of Salzburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Goldbloom family

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Goldbloom Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Goldbloom include Gold, Golt, Goalt, Golde, Goalde, Goald and others.

Early Notables of the Goldbloom family

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Migration of the Goldbloom family

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Goldbloom were Lorenz Gold, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. Conrad Gold came to the same city in 1808; and I. Gold arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820.

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldbloom (post 1700) +

  • Simon L. Goldbloom, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1938 1
  • Richard Ballon Goldbloom OC ONS (1924-2021), Canadian pediatrician, university professor, 5th Chancellor of Dalhousie University
  • Victor Charles Goldbloom CC OQ (1923-2016), Canadian pediatrician, lecturer, and politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for D'Arcy-McGee (1966-1979), Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Environment (1973-1976)
  • Ruth Goldbloom (1924-2012), Canadian philanthropist, co-founder of the Pier 21 museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook