Goner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goner family

The surname Goner was first found in Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint), a historic county, created after the defeat of the Welsh Kingdom of Gwynedd in 1284, and located in north-east Wales, where they held a family seat on the Welsh border. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century, although it is undoubtedly much older, when it was found along the north coast from Angelsey to Flint.

Early History of the Goner family

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Goner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grono, Gronow, Gronnow, Gronowe, Gronower, Gronna, Gronnor, Gronnowe, Gronough and many more.

Early Notables of the Goner family (pre 1700)

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United States Goner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Goner, who landed in Iowa in 1857 [1]

Australia Goner migration to Australia +

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

Goner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Goner, British Convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona


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