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

First found in Roxburghshire. One of the first records of the name was found in France eluding to its Norman heritage: Martin Gouge (c. 1360-1444), a French chancellor. However, some of the family were found further south at Billesley in Warwickshire in early times. "The estate was afterwards possessed by Bishop Sherlock, through whose sister, who married Sir Thomas Gooch (1674-1754), Bishop of Ely, it passed into the Gooch family." [1]


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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, 1727, 1749, 1730, 1674, 1754, 1609 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gooch History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gooch Settlers in 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 United States in the 18th Century


  • Jane Gooch, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Gooch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


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

Gooch Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • F Gooch, who arrived in St John, New Brunswick in 1907

Gooch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • George Lonsdale Gooch, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Edward Gooch arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • Robert Gooch, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green"
  • Woolard Gooch, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"

Gooch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Gooch, aged 36, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Jane Gooch, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Thomas Gooch, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Jane Gooch, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Emily Gooch, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865


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  • Frank Austen Gooch (1852-1929), American chemist and engineer, inventor of the Gooch crucible
  • Dag Luther Gooch (b. 1970), American filmmaker, writer, musician
  • Brad Gooch (b. 1952), American writer
  • Sir Timothy Robert Sherlock Gooch (1934-2008), 13th Baronet
  • Brigadier Sir Arthur Brian Sherlock Heywood Gooch (b. 1937), 14th Baronet, aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Sir John Sherlock Gooch (1930-1999), 12th Baronet
  • Sir Robert Eric Sherlock Gooch KCVO DSO (1903-1978), 11th Baronet
  • Sir Alfred Sherlock Gooch (1851-1899), 9th Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Vere Sherlock Gooch (1881-1946), 10th Baronet
  • Sir Francis Robert Sherlock Lambert Gooch (1850-1881), 8th Baronet

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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