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Goldsmith Early Origins



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.

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Goldsmith Spelling Variations


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Goldsmith Spelling Variations



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

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Goldsmith Early History


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Goldsmith Early History



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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Goldsmith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldsmith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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Goldsmith In Ireland


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Goldsmith In Ireland



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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 member 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Harriet Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Amnon Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Thomas Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Obed Goldsmith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsmith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsmith (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Goldsmith Historic Events


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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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Suggested Readings for the name Goldsmith


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Suggested Readings for the name Goldsmith



  • The Goldsmiths of St. Mary's & Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland by Timothy Campbell Burke.

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Citations


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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
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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