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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gau


Borderlands


Gau Early Origins



The surname Gau was 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Gau Spelling Variations


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Gau Spelling Variations



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

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Gau Early History


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Gau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gau 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 Gau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Gooch of Suffolk; Barnabe Googe (1540-1594), an English poet and translator; William Gouge (1575-1653), an English clergyman and author, minister and preacher at St Ann Blackfriars, member of the Westminster Assembly from 1643; Sir William Gooch (1681-1751)...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Gau, aged 17, arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Jane Gau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gau (post 1700)



  • Charles Louis Joseph de Gau de Fregeville, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audaces juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Gau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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