by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA Director of Genetic Genealogy

This is the last of a ten-part series on early Goffe families in England.

The Norfolk Record Office (“NRO”) maintains a database of online historical records. In Norfolk, like elsewhere in the south and east of England, Goffe is the earliest form of the surname. The Goff spelling appears in the NRO online documents in the 18th century. Gough mainly appears in Norfolk records beginning in the 18th century. The below is a partial list of abstracted records of Goffe entries in the NRO from 1421 to 1691:

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This is the final part of a 10-part series on early Goffe families in England.

Phillip Goff is the co-author, along with Roy L. Lockhart, of The Four Goff Brothers of Western Virginia. Since 2004, he has run the Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study, which today has about 400 participants.

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