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Goldfinch Early Origins



The surname Goldfinch was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when William Goldfing was recorded as a taxpayer in that shire.

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Goldfinch Spelling Variations


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Goldfinch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldfinch, Goldfinche, Goldfink, Goldspink, Goldfynch and many more.

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Goldfinch Early History


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Goldfinch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldfinch research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1455, 1487 and 1888 are included under the topic Early Goldfinch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goldfinch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldfinch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goldfinch Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goldfinch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Goldfinch, who settled in Virginia in 1658
  • Jone Goldfinch, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Goldfinch, who landed in Virginia in 1696 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Goldfinch, who settled in Virginia in 1698

Goldfinch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Goldfinch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Henry Goldfinch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Henry Goldfinch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Richard Goldfinch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • Eugenie Goldfinch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goldfinch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Lynch Goldfinch, who landed in Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldfinch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldfinch (post 1700)



  • Stephen Goldfinch Jr., American politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Flight lieutenant Bill Goldfinch (1916-2007), English Royal Air Force pilot who co-built a glider in an attic of Colditz Castle, one of the most audacious of escape attempts from the famous World War II prison camp
  • Sir Philip Henry Macarthur Goldfinch KBE (1884-1943), English-born, Australian politician, Member for Gordon NSW (1935-1937)
  • Murray Goldfinch (b. 1984), Australian bronze medalist Paralympic athletics competitor at the 2000 Paralympic Games

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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Goldfinch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldfinch 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.

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