Origins Available: Dutch
The name Golen is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal nameJollan.
Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Golen family
The surname Golen was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Golen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golen research.Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1212, 1273, 1379, 1479, and 1536 are included under the topic Early Golen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Golen Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Golen include Jolland, Jollan, Jolan, Jolin, Joline, Jalland, Golland, Gollan, Golan and many more.
Early Notables of the Golen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golen family to Ireland
Some of the Golen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Golen family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Andrew Joline, who sailed to New York in 1686; Patrick Golane to Barbados in 1678; Elizabeth and John Jolland to America in 1772; and William Golan to Philadelphia in 1841..