Origins Available: English
The name Goulde was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old English word Gold.
This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.
Early Origins of the Goulde family
The surname Goulde was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Goulde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goulde research.Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1193, 1312, 1500, 1593, 1676, 1659, 1676, 1619, 1675 and are included under the topic Early Goulde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goulde Spelling Variations
Goulde has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Goulde have been found, including Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.
Early Notables of the Goulde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goulde family to Ireland
Some of the Goulde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goulde family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Gouldes to arrive on North American shores: 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.