When Edward Boyes Gold was born on 15 April 1896, in Carluke, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Gold, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Hamilton Boyes, was 24. He married Mary Caskie in 1919, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1968, in New Zealand, at the age of 72, and was buried in Balclutha Old Cemetery, Balclutha, Clutha, Otago, New Zealand.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Emanuel, Meyer, Mayer, Hyman, Ari, Avram, Mendel, Moshe, Shraga, Aviva.
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.
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.