A study of all those who have had the surname Goatham or Gotham, or variants of these, whether by birth or marriage or otherwise: their lives, where they fit on trees and the possible origins of the name.
In January 2014 I become a GOON (i.e. joined the Guild of One Name Studies) and registered the name Goatham and the variant Gotham.
I will be adding more here soon about:
- what data I already have
- my plans for collecting more
- about the help I’d particularly appreciate
Please look back, or if you can’t wait please feel free to contact me.
I am adding the Go(a)tham One Name Study (ONS) pages as part of the website that also contains my family history, Goathams and others. I hope this doesn’t make things too confusing. I am adding a subsection for the ONS; I will be adding the menu properly soon, but here is what I plan for it at the moment (the links show which pages currently exist):
|Home||Origins and locations||The people||Interesting stories|
|About this study||names and variants
||Trees||(probably thru’ the centuries)|
|Aims of the study and website||DNA study||Unattached||WW1|
|Plans and priorities||England||Links to other trees|
|Why am I doing this?||by name?||Contact other researchers|
|Benefit from this site||Devon||Data and media:|
|Kent||BMDs / CMBs|
|London||Equity Court cases|
|My ONS Blog||Shropshire / Staffordshire||(others to be added)|
|Copyright notice||Overseas: Emigrants|
|used as a middle name|
|used in double-barrelled names|
To search for people you can use the search in the sidebar, or go to the advanced search and other search pages for more options (see ‘find’ in the main menu).
- Kent ‘Goathams’ are on ‘Teresa’s tree‘; this also has the rest of my family history, not just Goathams. Two Devon Gothams are also on this tree, due to a link to a distant cousin of mine, but more details for them are with the rest of the Devon ‘Gothams’;
- other ‘Gothams’ and ‘Gottams’ are on a tree called ‘Gothams‘
On many pages you will see a ‘tree’* option. You can select one of the 2 above, or ‘All Trees’ to search / see data relating both trees at once.
(* – the word ‘tree’ here may be a little confusing – maybe file would be better; ‘Gothams’, at least initially, probably always, will contain a number of unconnected trees)
I am using the spelling Goatham for the Kent lot, Gotham for most of the others, as this is how they seem to have ended up, and I’m using Gottam where this seems to have been the norm in Shropshire. Sources do or will show the spelling in the original documents. On the advanced search page you can select either the soundex or metaphone last name option to view all at once.
Last updated: 24 May, 2020