Gouldman Family History

Gouldman and four influencing Virginia rivers of James, York Rappahannock and PotomacA General History of the Thomas Gouldman Family
of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia

Updated 2023.01.15
Table of Contents

 

Introduction

This document contains notes, thoughts, and compiled historical documentation on the Gouldman family of early Virginia.

Many of these notes originally appeared in my own family history prior to 2023. [1]A Probable History of the Golden Family of Newberry, South Carolina Since 1761, by Bill Golden. The Gouldmans have a very detailed history which diverges from my own at some time prior to 1730. DNA indicates a kindred relationship between the approximate years of 1710-1730. [2]Bill Golden has done extensive comparisons of DNA matches associated with the Gouldman family. Will be discussed in a section of the Gouldman Family History.

The Gouldman Family

~~~~~~~~~ Thomas Gouldman, c1640-1684

~~~~~~~~~ Sons of Thomas Gouldman: Edward Gouldman, Francis Gouldman, Robert Gouldman, Thomas Gouldman 

~~~~~~~~~ Gouldman Orphans and Orphaned Lines

~~~~~~~~~ Barbara Goulden, William Goulden, Raines and Rainey

Gouldman 1666

Four rivers defined early Gouldman life and history in Virginia, with 1666 being the earliest documentary evidence for the Thomas Gouldman family being in Virginia. Those rivers are the James, York, Rappahannock and Potomac.

As of 2023, almost all living Virginia Gouldmans still live within 25 miles of the four rivers listed above.

There are no historical Gouldman colors or family crests.

A single family herald and crest was awarded to the Goldman family of Sandford, England, in the southwest of England. All historical records for Gouldmans before 1666 are for Gouldmans living in the eastern coastal regional of England. [3]Burke’s General Armory, research into the official registration of all heraldry in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. See https://archive.org/details/generalarmoryofe00burk for more info and … Continue reading

For purposes of having an identifiable logo or semi-heraldry symbol for the Virginia Gouldman family I chose to focus on the four rivers that defined early Gouldman life in Virginia after 1666.  [4]As for the four rivers designs, I openly welcome other designs from descendant family members. Will use the design below to headline the Gouldman family history notes that I am compiling until a … Continue reading

Gouldman and four influencing Virginia rivers of James, York Rappahannock and Potomac

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©2023 William Golden, Norfolk1956@gmail.com // Material may be shared without requesting permission and with appropriate attribution: A General History of the Thomas Gouldman Family of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, compiled by William Golden

References

References
1 A Probable History of the Golden Family of Newberry, South Carolina Since 1761, by Bill Golden.
2 Bill Golden has done extensive comparisons of DNA matches associated with the Gouldman family. Will be discussed in a section of the Gouldman Family History.
3 Burke’s General Armory, research into the official registration of all heraldry in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. See https://archive.org/details/generalarmoryofe00burk for more info and a downloadable PDF book of awarded heraldry. The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; comprising a registry of armorial bearings from the earliest to the present time, by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892
4 As for the four rivers designs, I openly welcome other designs from descendant family members. Will use the design below to headline the Gouldman family history notes that I am compiling until a better one comes along. Bill Golden, Norfolk1956@gmail.com
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