Golon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Golon is a name 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 Golon family
The surname Golon was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Golon family
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Golon 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 Golon have been found, including Jolland, Jollan, Jolan, Jolin, Joline, Jalland, Golland, Gollan, Golan and many more.
Early Notables of the Golon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golon family to Ireland
Some of the Golon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 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 Golon family
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Golon, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Golon (post 1700) +
- Paul R. Golon, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Berlin; Elected 1936 
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