Goldson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goldson family

The surname Goldson was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Hugh, Michael and Ralph Goldstone held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Goldson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldson research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1733, 1797, 1636, 1684, 1679, 1760, 1816, 1808, 1816 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Goldson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goldson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gouldston, Goulston, Goldston, Goulston, Goulson, Gouldson, Goldson, Golstone, Gouldstone, Gulston, Guldston, Gulson, Gulderson, Goolston and many more.

Early Notables of the Goldson family (pre 1700)

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Goldson 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:

Goldson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Goldson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldson (post 1700)

  • Dashon Hugh Goldson (b. 1984), American NFL football free safety for the Washington Redskins
  • Connor Lambert Goldson (b. 1992), English professional footballer
  • Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson (1923-2001), Belizean newspaper editor, activist and politician, Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Albert (1965-1998), eponym of Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
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