Gould (name)

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Gould
Origin
Language(s)Ireland, Scotland and England
Word/nameAnglo-Saxon
Other names
Variant form(s)Gold

Gould is a surname that is sourced mainly to Ireland, Scotland and England. It is possibly linked to the Celts, Normans or Vikings, but is more likely Anglo-Saxon in origin. Many families that share the Gould surname today had their names evolve or become "Anglicized" over time as their original names would have been strange or misunderstood due to accents and language barriers, especially in the United States and Canada.[1] Gould is a variant of the surname "Gold" which is a very ancient name found in Scotland and England.[2]

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  1. ^ "Surname Database: Gould Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ "Gould Name Meaning & Gould Family History at Ancestry.com". www.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.