is a surname with several distinct origins. It is the 946th most common family name in the United States. When the surname originates from EnglandView Wikipedia Article
For other uses, see Goff (disambiguation). GoffOriginRegion of origin 1. German Dutch English French Italian Greek Cornish Welsh Indian JewishMeaning 1. Godly person / strong warrior / a high priest,
3. "son of Eochaidh / Eachaidh
4. "red haired"Other namesVariant(s) Gough, McGough, Goffstein
Goff is a surname with several distinct origins. It is the 946th most common family name in the United States. When the surname originates from England it is derived from an occupational name from German, Cornish and Breton. The German Goff means a godly person, a strong warrior, or a priest. The Breton goff means "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".
- Barbara Goff, classics professor
- Bruce Goff, architect
- Darius Goff (1809–1891), industrialist and businessman
- Frederick R. Goff (1916–1982), librarian
- Greg Goff, American college baseball coach
- Guy D. Goff (1866–1933), US Senator from West Virginia
- H. N. Goff, American politician and businessman
- Harper Goff, American artist, musician, and actor
- Harriet Newell Kneeland Goff (1828-1901), American author, temperance reformer
- Helen Lyndon Goff author, better known as P. L. Travers the creator of Mary Poppins
- Jared Goff, American football quarterback
- Jacques Le Goff, French historian
- John William Goff (1848–1924), American lawyer and politician from New York
- Jonathan Goff, American football player
- Keli Goff, American journalist, playwright and screenwriter
- Kenneth Goff, American anti-communist
- Martyn Goff (1923-2015), British author, bookseller and literary administrator
- Mike Goff, professional baseball player/manager
- Mike Goff (football player), American football player
- Nathan Goff Jr., member of the United States Congress
- Phil Goff, former leader of the Labour Party of New Zealand
- Robert Goff (football player), American football player
- Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley (1926–2016), British judge and law lord
- Sir Park Goff, 1st Baronet, British Conservative party politician, MP
- Sidney Clayton Goff (1861-1935), American dentist and politician
- Stan Goff, author
- Trish Goff, fashion model
- ^ "Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
- ^ "Mcgough Name Meaning & Mcgough Family History at Ancestry.com". www.ancestry.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
- ^ "Goff Name Meaning & Goff Family History at Ancestry.com". www.ancestry.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
- Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study
- Most Common Surnames in the U.S.
- The Goff Surname, Ancestry.com
- The Gough Surname, Ancestry.com
- The McGough Surname, Ancestry.com
Surnames associated with the occupation of smithArmenian
- Mac a' Ghobhainn
- MacGavin / McGavin
- MacGowan / McGowan
- De Smet
- Kovalchuk (Kowalczuk)
- Kovalevich (Kowalewicz)
- Kowal, Kowalczyk, Kowalewski, Kowalik, Kowalski
rel. to occ. 'smith'
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