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Goldsberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Goldsberry comes from one of the family having worked as a goldsmith, or jeweller refiner or gilder. The surname Goldsberry was also a nickname for someone with bright yellow hair which referred to gold.


Early Origins of the Goldsberry family


The surname Goldsberry was first found in Yorkshire 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.

Early History of the Goldsberry family


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Goldsberry Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Goldsberry have been found, including: Goldesborough, Goldsbrough, Goldisbrough, Goldsborough and many more.

Early Notables of the Goldsberry family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Goldsberry family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Goldsberry, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Goldsberry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Goldsberry, who landed in Maryland in 1666 [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)

Goldsberry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Goldsberry, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Mohill, in 1904
  • John Goldsberry, aged 22, who settled in America from Dunncunny, in 1905
  • Dorothy Goldsberry, aged 4, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Sarah Ann Goldsberry, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Edna Goldsberry, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsberry (post 1700)


  • Jon Goldsberry (b. 1981), retired National Football League fullback
  • Gordon Frederick Goldsberry (1927-1996), American Major League Baseball player, scout and front-office executive
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry (b. 1971), American actress, singer and songwriter
  • Ralph C. Goldsberry, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Ensenada, 1920-27 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis M. II Goldsberry, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, 1981 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Goldsberry family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. William J. Goldsberry, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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