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The generations and branches of the Golds family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Golds comes from the Old English word Gold. This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.

Golds Early Origins



The surname Golds was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.

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Golds Spelling Variations


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Golds 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 Golds include Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.

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Golds Early History


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Golds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golds research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1193, 1312, 1500, 1593, 1676, 1659, 1676, 1619, 1675 and are included under the topic Early Golds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Golds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Golds Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Golds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Golds In Ireland


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Golds In Ireland



Some of the Golds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Golds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Golds, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Golds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Golds 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 13 September 2013 at 12:58.

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