Goldsborough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Goldsborough family

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.

Important Dates for the Goldsborough family

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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.

Early Notables of the Goldsborough family (pre 1700)

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Goldsborough migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Robert Goldsborough, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]
  • Judith Goldsborough, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
  • Thomas Goldsborough who settled in Jamaica in 1686
Goldsborough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Goldsborough, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Goldsborough migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Goldsborough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsborough (post 1700)

  • Thomas Alan Goldsborough (1877-1951), American jurist and politician
  • W. Elwell Goldsborough, American politician, U.S. Consul in Amoy, 1884 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • Robert Goldsborough (1733-1788), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1774-76; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1777-83 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • James N. Goldsborough, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Maryland, 1839 [3]
  • Hugh A. Goldsborough, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1864 [3]
  • Henry Goldsborough, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1902 [3]
  • H. H. Goldsborough, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1910 [3]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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