Gulde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Gulde is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the Old English word Gold. This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.

Early Origins of the Gulde family

The surname Gulde was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Gulde family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gulde research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1193, 1312, 1500, 1593, 1676, 1659, 1676, 1619, 1675 and are included under the topic Early Gulde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gulde Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gulde has been recorded under many different variations, including Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.

Early Notables of the Gulde family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gulde family to Ireland

Some of the Gulde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gulde migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gulde or a variant listed above:

Gulde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rolle Gulde, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gulde (post 1700)

  • William O. Gulde, American politician, Mayor of Hempstead, New York, 1955-65 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from
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