The surname Goldthwait 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." 
Important Dates for the Goldthwait family
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Goldthwait Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldthorp, Goldsthrop, Goldsthorp, Goldthorpe, Goldthrop, Goldthrupp, Goldsthrup, Goldsthrupp and many more.
Early Notables of the Goldthwait family (pre 1700)
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Goldthwait migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goldthwait Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Thomas Goldthwait, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1634 
Contemporary Notables of the name Goldthwait (post 1700)
Christopher E. Goldthwait (b. 1949), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Chad, 1999 
^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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