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Origins Available: French, Welsh


The name Gough is derived from the Welsh word "coch," which means "red." Gough was originally a nickname for a ruddy or red-complexioned person, which later became a hereditary surname.

Gough Early Origins



The surname Gough was first found in Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed), a former historic county of mid- Wales, anciently part of the kingdom of Powys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gough Spelling Variations


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Gough Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Gough has seen various spelling variations: Gough, Goff, Gof, Goffe and others.

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Gough Early History


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Gough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gough research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1605 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gough In Ireland


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Gough In Ireland



Some of the Gough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Gough:

Gough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Gough settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Gough, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • Elizabeth Gough, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Barnaby Gough, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • John Gough, who landed in New England in 1661
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William, Gough Jr., who arrived in Georgia in 1733
  • Will Gough settled in Georgia in 1733 with his wife Mary and two sons and a daughter

Gough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Gough, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Henry Gough, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Janes Gough, aged 19, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Patrick Gough, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1839
  • C C Gough, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gough Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Martin Gough, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Gough, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Gough Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philip Gough, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Mary Ann Gough, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1839
  • Miss. Bridget Gough, aged 9 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

Gough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Gough, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Sophia Gough, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • Ann Gough, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • Peter Gough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Alfred Gough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Gough landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Marjory Gough, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Timothy Gough, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Mary Gough, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • George Gough arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gough (post 1700)



  • Alfred Fabian "Al" Gough III (b. 1967), American screenwriter and producer
  • James Peter Gough, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 2000
  • J. R. Gough, American politician, Member of Texas State Senate 5th District, 1899-1900
  • Harold R. Gough, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Clair District, 1956
  • Don Gough, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lynnwood, Washington, 2001
  • Don Gough, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1986
  • Charles H. Gough, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 9th District, 1877-80
  • Charles Gough, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864
  • Bob Gough, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 2012
  • James R. Gough, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, 1977
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gough Historic Events


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Gough Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Gerald  Gough (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Edward  Gough (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Maud  Gough (1872-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Arthur McQuade  Gough (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries
  • Master Gordon  Gough (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 5 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John M Gough (b. 1901), English Colour Sergeant serving for the Royal Marine from Folkestone, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Norman Gough, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  3. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Gough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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