3,218 Gove members around the world
Gove Family HistoryThis unusual surname is of early medieval Scottish origin, and is an occupational name for a worker in metal, deriving from the Old Gaelic "gobha", smith. Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes and plough-shares, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons and armour. In Scotland, the smith was a man of importance in most of the clans, so that the name has no particular connection with any one clan.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Gove (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Gove tribe
- Find your Gove ancestor
- Tell us about your Gove Family
- Tell us about your Gove ancestors
- Ask a question about the Gove history
- Leave a message for Gove family members
Invite more Gove family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Gove tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the Gove live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!
Show off the Gove Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from