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Early Origins of the Goulart family

The surname Goulart was first found in Brittany (French: Bretagne), where the family held a family seat in ancient times.

Members of the Goulaine family were the founders of churches in seventeen parishes between Nantes and Clisson. Marcis de Goulaine made a donation to Saint-Martin-de-Vertou, near the year 1120, of the tithes of the Chapelle-Heulin and Sainte-Radegonde-de-Goulaine. His two sons entered, thereby, into the Benedictine abbey as monks. Jean was count of Nantes in 1149 and Governor of Nantes in 1158. In 1248, a member of this family became a knight taking part in the crusades of the time. The family mansion was reconstructed in the 15th century.

Simon Goulart (1543-1628) was a scholar, a minister, a Protestant theologian, and the author of many works, such as "Petits mémoirs de la Ligue (1590-99)" and "Histoire de la guerre de Genève avec le duc de Savoie, de 1589," among many others. His son, Simon Goulart (1576-1628), was also a Protestant theologian. The family's nobility status was reaffirmed on April 13, 1669, on the proof of ten generations. This family increased its prominence, especially through alliances with other important families. Alphonse, marquis of Goulaine, married Charlotte de Béthune-Sully in 1867.

Jacques Goulet, born in 1615, son of Thomas and Antoinette (née Feillard), married Marguerite Mullier, born in 1631, daughter of Jean and Catherine (née Chauvin), at Poterie Orne, Perche, France on 21st November 1645. Later in the 17th century they travelled together to the New World and settled at the mill of M. Juchereau des Chatelets. Jacques passed away on 26th November 1688 and was buried at Ange-Gardien, Quebec. [1]

Early History of the Goulart family

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Goulart Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goulet, Gouley, Coulette, Goulain, Goulaine, de Goulaine, Goulard, Goullard, Goulart, Gouliard, Goulin, Gouline, Goulinat, Goulineau, Goulinaud and many more.

Early Notables of the Goulart family (pre 1700)

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Goulart Ranking

In the United States, the name Goulart is the 14,312nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Goulart migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goulart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo. Goulart, who settled in Boston in 1822, at the age of 40

Contemporary Notables of the name Goulart (post 1700) +

  • Ron Goulart (1933-2022), American popular culture historian and mystery, fantasy, and science fiction author
  • Paul Goulart, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Antioch, California, 2000 [3]
  • Arthur Goulart (1893-1932), American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928; Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1929-32 [3]
  • Célio de Oliveira Goulart OFM (1944-2018), Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of São João del Rei (since 2010)

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook