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The surname Goldsmith was first found in Essex and Norfolk, during the 1200's but was preponderantly Scottish, and was found in Dumbarton and in the border county of Roxburgh. The Goldsmith family became involved in the border conflicts in the 13th century.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldsmith, Goldsmyth and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldsmith research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1342, 1426, and 1453 are included under the topic Early Goldsmith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Goldsmith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Goldsmith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goldsmith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Goldsmith who purchased land and settled in Virginia in 1618
  • Arthure Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1618
  • Farford Goldsmith, aged 22, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Nicho Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Richard Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
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Goldsmith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L M Goldsmith, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Abm Goldsmith, aged 56, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Morris Goldsmith, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
  • Abraham Goldsmith, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • Henry Goldsmith, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821
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Goldsmith Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Goldsmith, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Henry Goldsmith U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Collector of Customs in St. Andrews [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Goldsmith U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Goldsmith U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Goldsmith U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Goldsmith Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Goldsmith settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1825
  • William Goldsmith, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • G. Goldsmith, aged 20, a gentleman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breakwater" from Plymouth, England
  • John Goldsmith, aged 19, a gentleman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breakwater" from Plymouth, England

Goldsmith Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Harriet Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Amnon Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Thomas Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Obed Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
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Goldsmith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Goldsmith, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • W.B. Goldsmith, aged 34, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
  • Harriet Goldsmith, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
  • Annie C. Goldsmith, aged 6 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
  • John Goldsmith arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Montrose" in 1883
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  • Barbara Goldsmith (1931-2016), American author, journalist and philanthropist
  • Bram Goldsmith (1923-2016), American real estate developer, banker and philanthropist, CEO and Chairman of City National Bank
  • Gordon A. Goldsmith, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford; Elected 1940
  • Fannie P. Goldsmith, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Branford; Elected 1930
  • Edward Goldsmith, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1888
  • David H. Goldsmith, American politician, Mayor of District Heights, Maryland, 1981-83, 1985-87
  • David Goldsmith, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1948
  • Bernard Goldsmith, American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1869-71
  • Belle Goldsmith, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1944, 1948
  • Irving Islington Goldsmith (b. 1881), American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1927-28; Appointed 1927, 1928
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Goldsmith Historic Events



Flight 191

  • M Goldsmith, American passenger from Chatsworth, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Horace W Goldsmith (b. 1899), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Croydon, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frank John Goldsmith (d. 1912), aged 33, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Emily Alice Goldsmith, (née Brown), aged 31, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible C
  • Master Frank John William Goldsmith, aged 9, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible C
  • Mr. Nathan Goldsmith (d. 1912), aged 41, Russian Third Class passenger from Unknown who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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  • The Goldsmiths of St. Mary's & Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland by Timothy Campbell Burke.
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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