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Gosse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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


Early Origins of the Gosse family


The surname Gosse 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.

Early History of the Gosse family


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Gosse 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 Gosse include Goss, Gosse, Gos, Gose, Goes, Goess, Goz, Goss, Göss, Gosse 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


The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records 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
  • Peter Gosse (b. 1938), German poet, prose author and essayist
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nicolas Louis François Gosse (1787-1878), French historical painter
  • 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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