Is there anyone who would like to join the Goff/Gough One Name Study

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I started this a little while ago for my branch of the Goff family in Surrey, England. The recently updated guidelines for ONS have reminded me that I should issue an invitation to join in via G2G - so here it is! All those interested in the Goff Name and its variants are welcome.
WikiTree profile: Space:Goff_Name_Study
in The Tree House by Chris Goff G2G2 (2.7k points)

7 Answers

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I have just added Emily Margaret (Goff) Murch to your Study.  She was born in 1847 in Clerkenwell, and was the great grandmother of English actor and WikiTree Notable Richard Morant, who played Dr Enys in the original BBCtv Poldark series.

Her sister Sophia should be joining her on WT shortly. :)


by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Thank you. (I've modified it slightly to include County branch, etc)

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I added my ancestor Mary Goff (  She is a brick wall for me and I have not been able to determine her parents.  I added her to the study. :)

Sorry I just noticed that this study is focused on England.  I removed my ancestor.  Apologies.

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert

Hi Caryl

That's OK. One Name Studies are for everyone - I just hadn't got any members from elsewhere yet. (Still a work in progress). I have added Mary back in and set up some more categories. I hope this is OK?


Thanks Chris!  I would love to have her included.
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I have Martha Gorf (sic) born 1782 Millbrook, daughter of Roger Goffe 1742. He was son of Roger Goffe 1718 son of Roger Goffe 1680. All born in Hampshire, UK.
by Jean Irvine G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Jean

Thanks for your response, if you could tell me the profile id's then we can get them added to the study.

+3 votes
I've just added 9 Goff profiles to your study; they were all Middlesex or Sussex, so I have added those categories, too.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Many thanks Ros.
+3 votes

Would this also include the Gaugh variant? My great-grandmother's maiden name was Gaugh (, although family records (and even marriage records) always spelled it as Gough. But the gravestones of her father and brothers spelled it as Gaugh, so that's what I used in her profile.

by Bob Utterback G2G3 (3.7k points)
Hi Bob

Yes of course the study can cover these variants. I think I have added the relevant profiles, but please let me know if you have any issues or questions.

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I'm not a Goff, but a local Goff was a guide for the U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt.

by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (209k points)

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately this link does not work in Europe (GDPR) so I can't investigate further. Is there another source or can you add anything further?

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Is this study still going? I am new to this kind of research but I have found that William is my 8th great grandfather through his son (one of the twins) Thomas. If I can help at all please let me know!
by Sarah Bullard G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Abigail. Yes the study is still going. I notice that you are new to Wikitree and have yet to add any other profiles. It's probably best to wait until you've added your tree to the Wikitree tree before joining a study - just let me know when you get there. (Is your ancestor William already here? If so could you let me know the profile id)?

Good luck with Wikitree.


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