Research shows that the surname Goff has been around since the tenth century. Goff was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. Records dating back to 1128 suggest there was a contingency of Goff's in the county of Somerset. The word Goff is thought to have derived from a Norman term. In the fifteenth century a large group of settlers known as Goff's migrated to the British colonies in Australia.
Goff is the 1081st most popular surname in Great Britain. Leicestershire currently holds the greatest density of people with the surname Goff. An early eighteenth century Goff was noted as a keen drinker after police allegedly threw him out of no less than 6 taverns in a single night. Never too far from controversy two brothers John Goff and Rob Goff were sent to jail in 1867 for allegedly stealing a cow. Members of the Goff family were involved in the First world war. 32