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.
Early Origins of the Golds family
The surname Golds was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Golds family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Golds family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golds family to 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.
Migration of the Golds family to the New World and Oceana
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"