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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 arrived in New York state in 1842
  • Caroline Goldsworthy, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • Harrill Goldsworthy, aged 8, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Jane Goldsworthy, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • ... (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 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • Richard Goldsworthy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • William Goldsworthy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • ... (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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Goldsworthy, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • John Goldsworthy, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Mary Goldsworthy, aged 5 months, 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


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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