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Goulden is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the son of Goldwin. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Goulden Early Origins



The surname Goulden was first found in Oxfordshire 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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Goulden Spelling Variations


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Goulden Spelling Variations



Goulden has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Golden, Goldin, Goulden, Gouldin, Goulton and many more.

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Goulden Early History


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Goulden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goulden research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Goulden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goulden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goulden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goulden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goulden In Ireland


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Goulden In Ireland



Some of the Goulden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 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 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 Gouldens to arrive on North American shores:

Goulden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Goulden, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Philip Goulden, who landed in Maryland in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goulden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goulden (post 1700)



  • Joseph Aloysius Goulden (1844-1915), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1903-11, 1913-15
  • Henry F. Goulden, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1898
  • Leonard Arthur Goulden, English footballer
  • Gontran Goulden, British Architect
  • Mark Goulden, Publisher
  • Sir John Goulden (b. 1941), United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Goulden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goulden 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2015 at 09:28.

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