Last name: GOLD

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GOLD : This last name is indexed 116,510 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GOLD : 1: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Gold Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a shortened form of one of the many compound artificial names of which Gold is the first element.2: English and German: from Middle English go(u)ld or Old English and Old High German gold ‘gold’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold i.e. a refiner jeweler or gilder or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.3: English: from an Old English personal name Golda (or the feminine Golde) which persisted into the Middle Ages as a personal name. The name was in part a byname from gold ‘gold’ and in part a short form of various compound names with this first element.

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