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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.

Goldsberry Early Origins



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.

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Goldsberry Spelling Variations


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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.

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Goldsberry Early History


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Goldsberry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldsberry research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1598 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Goldsberry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goldsberry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldsberry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goldsberry 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



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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsberry (post 1700)


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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
  • Francis M. II Goldsberry, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, 1981

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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)

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Goldsberry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldsberry 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 11 December 2016 at 17:50.

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