Gosspatrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gosspatrick family

The surname Gosspatrick was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1061 when Earl Gospatrick accompanied Tostig on a pilgrimage to Rome. He was of Saxon and Pictish blood. Hutton-Rudby, a township, in the parish of Rudby-in-Cleveland, union of Stokesley in the North Riding of Yorkshire was an ancient family seat. "This place, in Domesday Book written Hotun, was the property of Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland, but on the rebellion of that noble was bestowed by the Conqueror upon the Earl of Morton." [1]

Important Dates for the Gosspatrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gosspatrick research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1067, 1125, 1295, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gosspatrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gosspatrick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gospatrick, Cospatrick and others.

Early Notables of the Gosspatrick family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Gosspatrick family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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Citations

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