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The name Goldsworthy has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the area referred to as Galsworthy, in the county of Devon.

Goldsworthy Early Origins



The surname Goldsworthy was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Goldsworthy Spelling Variations


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Goldsworthy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Goldsworthy have been found, including Goldsworthy, Galsworthy, Goldsworth, Gallsworthy and others.

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Goldsworthy Early History


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Goldsworthy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldsworthy research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1932 is included under the topic Early Goldsworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goldsworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldsworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goldsworthy 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Goldsworthy, or a variant listed above:

Goldsworthy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Goldsworthy who settled in Virginia in 1654

Goldsworthy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caroline, Elizabeth, Harritt, Jane, Joanna, John, Mary, Richard, Thomas Goldsworthy, who arrived in New York state in 1842
  • Caroline Goldsworthy, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1842 [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)
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842 [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)
  • Harrill Goldsworthy, aged 8, who landed in New York, NY in 1842 [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)
  • Jane Goldsworthy, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842 [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.)

Goldsworthy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Goldsworthy, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • James Goldsworthy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  • Richard Goldsworthy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  • William Goldsworthy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goldsworthy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Goldsworthy, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • John Goldsworthy, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Mary Goldsworthy, aged 5 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsworthy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldsworthy (post 1700)



  • Kim J. Goldsworthy, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 30th District, 1986, 1988
  • Leon Goldsworthy GC, DSC, GM (1909-1994), distinguished Australian bomb and mine specialist in the Second World War, and a recipient of the George Cross
  • Julia Goldsworthy (b. 1978), British politician, elected as a member of Parliament in 2005
  • Adrian Goldsworthy (b. 1969), British historian and military writer
  • Sir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy CMG, KCMG, (1839-1900), British colonial administrator, President of Nevis from 1876 to 1877
  • Samuel Goldsworthy (1855-1889), Wales international rugby player
  • Peter Goldsworthy (b. 1951), Australian author
  • Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1956), British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm

Other References

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  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Goldsworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldsworthy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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