Goff


Goff

Family name
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meaning ="smith"
region = England, Ireland
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related names = Gough, McGough
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Goff is the 946th most common family name in the United States. It is particularly prevalent among those of Welsh or Irish descent. Other variations of the surname include Gough and McGough. The English version of the name is an occupational name from Cornish and Breton "goff", meaning "smith" (cognate with Gaelic "gobha"). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin.

Notable Goffs

* Bruce Goff, architect
* Jacques Le Goff, French historian
* Jonathan Goff, American football player
* Phil Goff, the current Minister of Defence of New Zealand
* Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley
* Robert Goff (football player), American football player
* Stan Goff, author

References

* [http://names.mongabay.com/most_common_surnames.htm 1000 Most Common American Surnames]
* [http://www.magoo.com/hugh/origin2.html Origins of the Surname McGough]

External links

* [http://www.one-name.org/profiles/gough.html The GOFF One-Name Study]
* [http://home.comcast.net/~philgoff/DNAresults.htm Goff DNA Study]


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