by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA Director of Genetic Genealogy
This is the ninth of a ten-part series on early Goffe families in England.
The Suffolk Record Office (“SRO”) maintains and grows a database of online historical records. In Suffolk, like elsewhere in the south and east of England, Goffe is the earliest form of the surname. The Goff and Gough spellings appear in the SRO online documents in the early and late18th century, respectively. The below is a partial list of abstracted records of Goffe entries in the SRO www.suffolkarchives.co.uk from 1432 to 1733:
Each post in this 10-part series on early Goffe families in England will be published on a two-week schedule.
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.