name Goould comes from the Old English word Gold.
This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.
Early Origins of the Goould family
The surname Goould was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Goould family
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Goould Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Goould were recorded, including Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.
Early Notables of the Goould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goould family to Ireland
Some of the Goould family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Goould family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Goould family emigrate to North America: Nathaniell Gould, who settled in Virginia in 1620; Ann Gould, who settled in Maryland in 1651; Jeremiah Gould, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1637; Mary Gould, who arrived in Boston in 1640.