Goldthwaite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goldthwaite family

The surname Goldthwaite 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 Goldthwaite family

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Goldthwaite Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Goldthwaite family (pre 1700)

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United States Goldthwaite migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goldthwaite Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Goldthwaite, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630 [2]
Goldthwaite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Goldthwaite, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Saale" from Southampton, England [3]
Goldthwaite Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Henry Goldthwaite, aged 68, destined for Milton, Mass., arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from London, England [4]
  • Vincent Goldthwaite, aged 47, destined for New York and Wellesley, Mass., arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [5]
  • Elizabeth S. Goldthwaite, aged 28, destined for New York and Wellesley, Mass., arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [6]
  • Henry Goldthwaite, aged 58, destined for Mobile, Ala., arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "General W. C. Gorgas" from Cristobal via Haiti [7]
  • Vincent Goldthwaite, aged 48, destined for Wellesley, Mass., arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Calamares" from New York [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldthwaite (post 1700) +

  • Erika Goldthwaite, American production manager, known for her work in The F.B.I. Files (1998), Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005) and The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996)
  • Anne Goldthwaite (1869-1944), American painter and printmaker
  • Kevin Goldthwaite (b. 1982), former American soccer player
  • Alfred Witherspoon Goldthwaite Sr., (1921-1997), American lawyer and politician, Alabama State Representative from Montgomery (1958-1966)
  • George Goldthwaite (1809-1879), American politician, United States Senator from Alabama (1871-1877)
  • Brigadier-General Ralph Harvard Goldthwaite (1882-1969), American Commanding Officer, Army-Navy General Hospital at Hot Springs National Park (1940-1945) [9]
  • S. G. Goldthwaite, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908, 1916 [10]
  • George Thomas Goldthwaite (1809-1879), American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in Alabama, 1843-52; Associate justice of Alabama State Supreme Court, 1852-56; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1871-77 [10]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RF-YM9 : 6 December 2014), Henry Goldthwaite, 28 Jul 1892; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New york, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-Y43 : 6 December 2014), Charles Henry Goldthwaite, 30 May 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D4-935 : 6 December 2014), Vincent Goldthwaite, 07 May 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D4-93R : 6 December 2014), Elizabeth S. Goldthwaite, 07 May 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V4-33G : 6 December 2014), Henry Goldthwaite, 29 Oct 1921; citing departure port Cristobal via Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name General W. C. Gorgas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62L-G28 : 6 December 2014), Vincent Goldthwaite, 02 Feb 1921; citing departure port New York, arrival port New York, ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Ralph Goldthwaite. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Goldthwaite/Ralph_Harvard/USA.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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