Goldsmith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Goldsmith family

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.

Important Dates for the Goldsmith family

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Goldsmith Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Goldsmith family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Goldsmith family to Ireland

Some of the Goldsmith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Goldsmith migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Farford Goldsmith, aged 22, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • Nicho Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Richard Goldsmith, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Abm Goldsmith, aged 56, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • Morris Goldsmith, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • Abraham Goldsmith, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813 [1]
  • Henry Goldsmith, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goldsmith migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [2]
  • Mr. Richard Goldsmith U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Goldsmith U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Goldsmith U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
Goldsmith Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Goldsmith, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1825 [3]
  • William Goldsmith, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • G. Goldsmith, aged 20, a gentleman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breakwater" from Plymouth, England
  • John Goldsmith, aged 19, a gentleman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breakwater" from Plymouth, England

Goldsmith migration to Australia

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

Goldsmith Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Goldsmith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Harriet Goldsmith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Amnon Goldsmith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Thomas Goldsmith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Obed Goldsmith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
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Goldsmith migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Goldsmith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Harriet E. Goldsmith, (b. 1859), aged 7, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [5]
  • Mr. Edwin J. Goldsmith, (b. 1857), aged 9, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [5]
  • Mr. Edwin Goldsmith, (b. 1832), aged 34, British cooper travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [5]
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Goldsmith, (b. 1829), aged 37, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [5]
  • Mr. James W. Goldsmith, (b. 1866), aged Infant, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsmith (post 1700)

  • Barbara Goldsmith (1931-2016), American author, journalist and philanthropist
  • Thomas Toliver Goldsmith Jr. (1910-2009), American television pioneer, co-inventor of the cathode ray tube
  • Bram Goldsmith (1923-2016), American real estate developer, banker and philanthropist, CEO and Chairman of City National Bank
  • Raymond W. Goldsmith (1904-1988), American economist
  • Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith (1929-2004), American composer and conductor and one of the most nominated composers in the history of the Academy Awards
  • Kenneth Goldsmith (b. 1961), American poet
  • Lynn Goldsmith (b. 1948), American recording artist, film director and celebrity portrait photographer
  • Gordon A. Goldsmith, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford; Elected 1940 [6]
  • Fannie P. Goldsmith, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Branford; Elected 1930 [6]
  • Edward Goldsmith, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1888 [6]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Goldsmith family

Flight 191
  • M Goldsmith, American passenger from Chatsworth, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [7]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Horace W Goldsmith (b. 1899), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Croydon, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]
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 [9]
  • 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 [9]
  • 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 [9]
  • Mr. Nathan Goldsmith (d. 1912), aged 41, Russian Third Class passenger from Unknown who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [9]

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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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