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Where did the Borderlands Gooch family come from? When did the Gooch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gooch family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Googh, Gouche, Gowk, Googe, Gooch, Gooche and others.

First found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gooch research. Another 209 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1614, 1746, 1540, 1594, 1575, 1653, 1643, 1681, 1751, 1st , 1727, 1749, 1730, 1674, 1754, 1609 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gooch History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 173 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gooch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gooch Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Gooch, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Oplier Gooch, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • Xtopr Gooch, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • John Gooch, who arrived in New England in 1652
  • Xpher Gooch, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

Gooch Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Gooch, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Gooch Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • J S Gooch, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851


  • Brad Gooch (b. 1952), American writer
  • Dag Luther Gooch (b. 1970), American filmmaker, writer, musician
  • Frank Austen Gooch (1852-1929), American chemist and engineer, inventor of the Gooch crucible
  • Sir Daniel Gooch (1816-1889), English Baronet and mechanical engineer, who oversaw the first successful laying of communications cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1866
  • George Peabody Gooch OM, CH (1873-1968), British journalist, historian and politician
  • Graham Gooch OBE (b. 1953), English cricketer
  • Stan Gooch (b. 1932), British psychologist
  • Brigadier Thomas Neil Gooch (b. 1899), Australian Commanding Officer 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion in 1941
  • Sir Thomas Gooch (1721-1781), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Gooch (1745-1826), 4th Baronet




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