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The name Goldfarb is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources.Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Goldfarb is a Jewish occupational name that was originally derived from the Old German word gold, which means gold, and was given to someone who worked with gold.

Goldfarb Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goldfarb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S P Goldfarb, who landed in Mississippi in 1894

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldfarb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldfarb (post 1700)



  • Samuel Goldfarb, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2008
  • George Goldfarb, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • Bunny Goldfarb, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Arizona State House of Representatives 15th District, 1998

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Goldfarb Family Crest Products


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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Goldfarb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldfarb 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 14:34.

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