Early Origins of the Goolston family
The surname Goolston was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Hugh, Michael and Ralph Goldstone held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Goolston family
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Goolston Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gouldston, Goulston, Goldston, Goulston, Goulson, Gouldson, Goldson, Golstone, Gouldstone, Gulston, Guldston, Gulson, Gulderson, Goolston and many more.
Early Notables of the Goolston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goolston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Gouldson, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634; Henery Gouldson and his wife Anne Gouldston, who arrived in New England
in 1634 aboard the ".