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The earliest origins of the name Golden date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the son of Goldwin. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Golden Early Origins



The surname Golden was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Golden Spelling Variations


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Golden Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Golden include Golden, Goldin, Goulden, Gouldin, Goulton and many more.

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Golden Early History


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Golden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golden research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Golden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Golden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Golden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Golden In Ireland


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Golden In Ireland



Some of the Golden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 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


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Golden or a variant listed above:

Golden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Golden settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Mathew Golden, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Nicholas Golden, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Gabriel Golden, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • William Golden, who landed in Maryland in 1684

Golden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Golden, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Nathaniel Golden, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Golden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Golden, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Peter Golden, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Thomas Golden settled in New York in 1820
  • Charles Golden settled in Philadelphia in 1839
  • Hannah, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Golden, arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Golden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Golden, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Thomas Golden, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Golden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Golden, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • James Golden, aged 24, landed in Canada in 1812

Golden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Golden, aged 30, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Golden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Golden landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Joseph Golden, aged 37, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Jane Golden, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Jane Golden, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Alice Golden, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Golden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Golden (post 1700)



  • Charles A. Golden (b. 1914), American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1889; Circuit Judge in Michigan 38th Circuit, 1909-14
  • William Lee Golden (b. 1939), American country music singer, best known as the baritone singer in the country music group The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Michael Henry Golden (1851-1929), American Major League Baseball player
  • William Nelson "Pop" Golden (1868-1949), American football and baseball coach
  • Martin J. Golden, American politician Member of the New York State Senate from the 22nd district (2003-)
  • James Stephen Golden (1891-1971), American politician, U.S. Representative, Kentucky 8th District (1949 to 1955)
  • Harry Lewis Golden (1902-1981), born Herschel Goldhirsch, an American Jewish writer and newspaper publisher
  • Christopher Golden (b. 1967), American author of horror, fantasy, and suspense novels
  • Alfred James "Al" Golden (b. 1969), American head football coach at the University of Miami
  • Arthur Golden (b. 1956), American writer, best known for his bestselling novel Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)
  • ... (Another 60 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Golden


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Suggested Readings for the name Golden



  • The Genealogy of the Golden Family Through Richard Golden (1746?-1796?) and His Descendants by Rollin G. Golden.
  • The Thompson Tree: Its Trunk and Twigs by Virginia Biddle Thode.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Golden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Golden 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 31 October 2016 at 10:46.

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