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

+11 votes
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 G2G3 (3.4k points)

8 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 (2.0m 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 (209k 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.
+5 votes
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 Crew (350 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.

+5 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 (2.0m points)
Many thanks Ros.
+5 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 G2G4 (4.4k 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.

+5 votes

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

by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (233k 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?

I was so hoping this was about MY John B Goff, but sadly no. I knew there were two men with the same name in Cody at the same time, not related! Even so, it's a very interesting story. If you can scrounge up something on John Burdette Goff, born in Nebraska and married Olive Searl, I'd love to be contacted.
+4 votes
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 Crew (320 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.

+1 vote

My father, Kenneth Maurice Goff (1913-2001) is a direct descendant back to my 13th grandfather, Thomas Gough (Birth: 1465 Norfolk, England, Death: 1516 Norfolk, England.  I live in the U.S.  The first Goff to emigrate to the U.S. in my tree is William Goff (1605-1659), who arrived in Virginia Colony in 1635.  He was the son of Willyam Goff (1580-1627), son of Peter Goffe “Yeoman” (1554-1603), son of Willyam Thomas Goffe (1528-1575), son of William Gough “Royal Lines” (1500-1558), son of Thomas Gough (1465-1516).  

Please note that William Goff (1605-1659) often gets confused with Major General William Goffe, the regicide, (1614-1679), son of Rev. Stephen “Jubb” Goffe, Sr. (1571-1626).  Major General William Goffe emigrated to Massachusetts with his father-in-law, William Whalley, a regicide, under an assumed name and died there.


BIRTH 1571  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

DEATH 08 NOV 1626  Kingston, Cambridgeshire, England

by Gwendolyn Goff G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Gwedolyn. Thank you for your interest. Please let me know if I can be of any help. Chris

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