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Gosse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , German


The name Gosse was spawned from the landscape of northern France known as Normandy during the Middle Ages. It comes from the personal name Gozzelin, which means the little god.


Early Origins of the Gosse family


The surname Gosse was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in ancient times.

Early History of the Gosse family


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Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1195, 1696, 1766, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Gosse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gosse Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Gosse is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Gosselin, Gosslain, Gossart, Gossei, Gossier, Gossiome, Gossuin, Gossin, Gosset, Gossiaux and many more.

Early Notables of the Gosse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gosse family to the New World and Oceana


By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Gosse has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gosse were

Gosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gosse and his wife settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1631
  • Christopher Gosse, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Christopher Gosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frances Gosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joane Gosse, who landed in Maryland in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gosse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gosse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza H. Gosse, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Gosse (post 1700)


  • Bob Gosse (b. 1963), American film producer, actor and director
  • Richard Andrew Gosse, American Republican politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • François Claude Gosse, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) François Gosse. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • René Gosse (1883-1943), French mathematician
  • Nicolas Louis François Gosse (1787-1878), French historical painter
  • Peter Gosse (b. 1938), German poet, prose author and essayist
  • Charles Gosse (1849-1885), English-born, surgeon in the colony of South Australia, youngest son of surgeon William Gosse
  • John C. Gosse, Canadian leading researcher in the field of geomorphology awarded the W.W. Hutchison Medal from the Geological Association of Canada in 2006
  • Laura Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968), English painter and printmaker, daughter of Sir Edmund Gosse, member of the Royal Society of British Artists
  • Gordon Gosse Jr., Canadian politician, Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly (2011-2013)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) François Gosse. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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