Goldthorpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goldthorpe family

The surname Goldthorpe was first found in South Yorkshire at Goldthorpe, a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, but originally part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086, Goldthorpe was under the Manor of Bolton upon Dearne which was once owned by Roger de Busli. The place name literally means "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Golda," having derived from the Old English personal name + "thorpe." [1]

Early History of the Goldthorpe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldthorpe research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goldthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goldthorpe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldthorp, Goldsthrop, Goldsthorp, Goldthorpe, Goldthrop, Goldthrupp, Goldsthrup, Goldsthrupp and many more.

Early Notables of the Goldthorpe family (pre 1700)

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Australia Goldthorpe migration to Australia +

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

Goldthorpe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Goldthorpe, English convict who was convicted in Knutsford (Nether Knutsford), Chester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldthorpe (post 1700) +

  • William H. Goldthorpe (b. 1880), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Grant County 1st District, 1935-46 [3]
  • P. J. Goldthorpe, American politician, Mayor of Lorain, Ohio, 1930-32 [3]
  • Albert Goldthorpe (1871-1943), English rugby footballer
  • Commander Michael Goldthorpe B.E.M., RN, British Chief Executive Officer for Association of Royal Navy Officers, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Naval Personnel [4]
  • John Harry Goldthorpe (b. 1935), British sociologist, emeritus of Nuffield College, Oxford, elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1984
  • Noel Goldthorpe (b. 1969), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Bill "Goldie" Goldthorpe (b. 1953), Canadian NHL ice hockey player

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Charles Goldthorpe (1871-1914), English First Class Passenger from Bradford, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [5]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barossa
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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