Bogus Goldstraw Surname History
Some images of surname history
documents available on the internet and
in shopping malls
- sadly, not one of them is worth the paper it is
History of the
Distinguished Surname Goldstraw.
have received the following
from a Goldstraw surfer:
regret to say that I
obtained a copy
of the so called Goldstraw Surname History from a well known company
specializes in the supply of Surname Histories and Family Coats of Arms.
I am of the view that
received is little
more than a document designed to flatter the ignorant rather than
first appears in the County of Yorkshire - "Your name, Goldstraw,
in many references, but from time to time, spellings included
Goldsthrop, Goldssthorpe, Goldthorpe, Goldthrop, Goldthrupp,
and many others."
In the real world, anyone bearing the name Goldstraw who has bothered
trace their family history through birth, marriage, death certificates,
wills and associated documents, will know that the origins
of their name lies in the name of Goostrey.
Unless it is proved
I can only assume that this company (and quite possibly other rival
has found a similar sounding English village name and made the wild
link to it !
more by stating that "The surname Goldstraw emerged as a notable family
name in the county of Yorkshire where they were anciently seated at
in the West Riding."
reader will also be
"Goldstraw family played an important roll in politics in both England
in Goldthorpe, it may be possible that the Goldthorpe family were, but
it would be a gross bending of the truth to mix these two families.
The "Coat of arms" 1purporting
to be that of Goldstraw, is an amateur variation of what is in fact the
arms issued to Goldthorpe - these Arms were never granted to anyone
the name of Goldstraw and they should not be assumed by anyone other
the heirs of the Goldthorpe grantee.
of the words in
exactly the same as most other surname histories supplied by this firm.
visits such a "bucket shop" or associated web site, will be so
will be writing to
they will change their computer print out to reflect something more
to the truth."
If you really want a
gives an informed
view of your origins,
copy the information given in our
Plays a Part and Goostrey
where it all
Then you can paste it to any word
around and make it look as pretty as you wish, print it to any quality
of paper you choose - hey presto
your very own surname history- all
one I made
earlier, copy it and print it out if you wish.
World Book" of Goldstraws - Beware
[Martin's Note: The Arms represented
document - I would blazon as: Gules a Chevron between three Bulls
(two and one) caboshed Sable - are recorded in "Papworth's" as; Frend
Stowford), Stowford co. Devon; the heiress married Walrond. p.442 of
1874 edition reprinted in 1977.] (back
Some rather unfortunate misinformation on the history of
the Goostrey surname.