Gaughin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gaughin family

The surname Gaughin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), at Gauchi, Gaucy or Gaacy, near L'Aigle. Many of the family emigrated to England around the time of the Conquest when they held the Barony of Gaugy in Northumberland. 'Ellington was an ancient barony of this family, who possessed it from the time of King Henry I., as appears in the Testa de Nevill.' [1] The church was founded by Ralph de Gaugy, in the pontificate of Hugh Pudsey, Bishop of Durham. [2]

Back in Normandy, France the family were well established in the region of Calvados.

Early History of the Gaughin family

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Gaughin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gauger, Gaugier, Gauge, Gaugey, Gaugie, Gauget and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaughin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gaughin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.



  1. ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3


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