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Goldsborough is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a goldsmith, or jeweller refiner or gilder. The surname Goldsborough was also a nickname for someone with bright yellow hair which referred to gold.

Goldsborough Early Origins



The surname Goldsborough 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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Goldsborough Spelling Variations


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Goldsborough Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Goldsborough has appeared include Goldesborough, Goldsbrough, Goldisbrough, Goldsborough and many more.

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Goldsborough Early History


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Goldsborough Early History



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

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Goldsborough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldsborough Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goldsborough 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Goldsborough arrived in North America very early:

Goldsborough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Goldsborough, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • Robert Goldsborough, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • Judith Goldsborough, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Thomas Goldsborough who settled in Jamaica in 1686

Goldsborough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Goldsborough settled in Maryland in 1774

Goldsborough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Goldsborough, aged 44, English Convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsborough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsborough (post 1700)



  • W. Elwell Goldsborough, American politician, U.S. Consul in Amoy, 1884
  • Thomas Alan Goldsborough (1877-1951), American Democrat politician, Caroline County State's Attorney, 1904-08; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1921-39; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1939-41
  • Robert Henry Goldsborough (1779-1836), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1804, 1825; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1813-19, 1835-36
  • Robert Goldsborough (1733-1788), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1774-76; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1777-83
  • Phillips Lee Goldsborough (1865-1946), American Republican politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Maryland, 1909; Governor of Maryland, 1912-16; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1929-35
  • James N. Goldsborough, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Maryland, 1839
  • Hugh A. Goldsborough, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1864
  • Henry Goldsborough, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1902
  • H. H. Goldsborough, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1910
  • Charles Goldsborough (1765-1834), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1797, 1801-03; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1805-17; Governor of Maryland, 1819
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. 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.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Goldsborough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldsborough 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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