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The origins the old family name Goldschmidt can be found within medieval Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common forms of a hereditary surnames in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Goldschmidt family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Goldschmidt was an occupational name for a goldsmith.

Goldschmidt Early Origins



The surname Goldschmidt was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that alpine land as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Goldschmidt Spelling Variations


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Goldschmidt Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Goldschmidt include Goldschmidt, Goldschmid, Goldshmid, Goldshmidt, Goldshmitt, Goldschmitt, Goldsmid and many more.

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Goldschmidt Early History


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Goldschmidt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldschmidt research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1783, 1793, 1802, 1825, 1862, 1866, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Goldschmidt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goldschmidt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldschmidt Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Goldschmidt were Hermann Goldschmidt (1802-1866) astronomer and painter; Richard Goldschmidt (1878-1958), wrote on hereditary theories. Henriette Goldschmidt (1825-1920) was a feminist educator and advocator...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goldschmidt 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Goldschmidt were

Goldschmidt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Goldschmidt, who arrived in America in 1778
  • Johann Goldschmidt, who arrived in America in 1782 [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)

Goldschmidt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alex Goldschmidt, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [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)
  • Hauss Goldschmidt, aged 15, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [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)
  • Ma Goldschmidt, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [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)
  • Heinr Goldschmidt, aged 52, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [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)
  • Hermann Goldschmidt, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldschmidt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldschmidt (post 1700)



  • Neil Goldschmidt (b. 1940), American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1973-79; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1979-81; Governor of Oregon, 1987-91
  • Louis Goldschmidt, American politician, U.S. Consul in La Guaira, 1898-1904; Nantes, 1905
  • Julius Goldschmidt, American politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1888
  • Richard Benedikt Goldschmidt (1878-1958), German-born, American geneticist
  • Berthold Goldschmidt (b. 1903), popular conductor of German, British, and French orchestras
  • Hans Wilhelm Goldschmidt (1861-1923), German chemist developed the "Goldschmidt reaction"
  • Rudolf Goldschmidt (1876-1950), German engineer and inventor who co-developed with Albert Einstein the first hearing aid
  • Neil Edward Goldschmidt (b. 1940), American politician, elected governor of Oregon in 1987
  • Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt (1853-1933), mineralogist who created a method of naming crystals
  • Victor Moritz Goldschmidt (1888-1947), American geochemist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Goldschmidt Historic Events


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Goldschmidt Historic Events




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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

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  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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