When Mamie Amelia Goff was born in November 1887, in Converse, Wyoming, United States, her father, Willard Richard Goff, was 33 and her mother, Mary Francis Brown, was 26. She married John Edward Morgan on 16 April 1909, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Roslyn, Kittitas, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 27 October 1958, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Evergreen, Transvaal, South Africa.
English: if originally pronounced with a soft G-, this is from the Middle English personal name Goff(e), Joff(e), a short form of Geoffrey (see Jeffrey ).
English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror.
Welsh and Cornish: nickname from a variant of Welsh or Cornish coch, goch ‘red(-haired)’; see Gough .