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Family name
Meaning 1. Godly person / strong warrior / a high priest,
2. "smith"
3. "son of Eochaidh / Eachaidh
4. "red haired"
Region of origin 1. Germany,
2. England,
3. Wales
4. Ireland
Related names Gough, McGough, Goffstein

Goff is a surname with several distinct origins. It is the 946th most common family name in the United States.[1] When the surname originates from England it is derived from an occupational name from German, Cornish and Breton. The German Goff, meaning a godly person, a strong warrior, or a priest. The Breton goff, meaning "smith" (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The English-originating surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin. The Welsh name is a variant of the surname Gough, and is derived from a nickname for someone with red hair. The native Irish name is derived from a patronymic form of the Gaelic personal name Eochaidh / Eachaidh, which means "horseman".[2][3]

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