When Sophia Goff was born on 29 January 1800, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Hezekiah Goff, was 22 and her mother, Salle Willard, was 16. She married Jonathan Delano Smith about 1820, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Sutton, Brome, Quebec, Canada in 1871. She died on 10 August 1884, in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84.
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 .
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