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Gold Family History

Gold Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a reduced form of one of the many compound ornamental names of which Gold is the first element.English and German: from Old English, Old High German gold ‘gold’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.English: from an Old English personal name Golda (or the feminine Golde), which persisted into the Middle Ages as a personal name. The name was in part a byname from gold ‘gold’, and in part a short form of the various compound names with this first element.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

553,251 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Gold on Ancestry.com
138,340 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
26,820 Military Records
26,618 Immigration Records
124,132 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gold Families

  • Number of Gold families
     460 - 918
     154 - 459
     1 - 153
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gold families
     241 - 479
     81 - 240
     1 - 80
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gold families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gold Family Origin

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Gold Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gold

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Gold Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gold Civil War Service Records

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