Gos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Gos family. Gos is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Gos was derived from the given name Gosse, from the German noun of the same spelling, which means God.

Early Origins of the Gos family

The surname Gos was first found in Bavaria, where since ancient times the Goss family made significant contributions to the advancement of the district's feudal society. Being prominent in social affairs, the family Goss was closely associated to the turbulent events of the period and therefore formed alliances with other distinguished families of the region.

Important Dates for the Gos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gos research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1811, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Gos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gos Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Gos include Goss, Gosse, Gos, Gose, Goes, Goess, Goz, Goss, Göss, Gosse and many more.

Early Notables of the Gos family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gos family

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gos or a variant listed above: John Goss who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1631; Henry Goss arrived in Maryland in 1658; Margaret Grosse settled there in 1659; Johann Adam Goss arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.

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