Goran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Goran reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Goran family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Goran is based on the Old French given name Jerome, which itself was originally derived from the Greek name Hieronymos. The Greek name was composed of the elements hieros, which means sacred, and onyma, which means name. [1]

Early Origins of the Goran family

The surname Goran was first found in Berkshire where the first record of the Goran family was as an early spelling as a forename, German Curzun who was listed there in 1206. The Curia Regis Rolls also included Jeronimus, Geronimus, Gerarmus de Curzun in Berkshire and Staffordshire (1206-1211.) A few years later, Jerom' de Ponte Burgi was found in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219 and later again, Jeronimus de Normaneby was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Lincolnshire in 1230. [2]

Early History of the Goran family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goran research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1614, 1729, 1748, 1604, 1650, 1604, 1607, 1619, 1624, 1770, 1853 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Goran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goran Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Goran are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Goran include Jerome, Jerrome, Jerram, Jeran, Jarrom, Jerrems, Gerome, Gerram and many more.

Early Notables of the Goran family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Stephen Jerome ( fl. 1604-1650), an English miscellaneous writer, was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he proceeded B.A. in 1604, and M.A. in 1607. In 1619 he was a preacher at St. Nicholas's Church, Newcastle (cf. Ambrose Barnes, Memoirs, p. 305, Surtees Society). Writing from Ireland in 1624, he describes himself as ‘domesticke chaplain to the Rt...
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Goran family to Ireland

Some of the Goran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Goran migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Goran, or a variant listed above:

Goran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Goran, who landed in Texas in 1829 [3]
  • Thomas Goran, who arrived in Copano, Tex in 1829 [3]

Canada Goran migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hrycko Goran, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

Australia Goran migration to Australia +

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

Goran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Goran, (b. 1823), aged 20, Irish farm labourer who was convicted in Waterford, Ireland for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Constant" on 9th May 1843, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goran (post 1700) +

  • Goran Greider (b. 1959), Swedish social democratic journalist, author and poet


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/constant


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