Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the area referred to as the gearstun, which was the Old English word identifying someone who lived by a grass enclosure.
Early Origins of the Gausden family
Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Gausden family
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Gausden Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gausden has been recorded under many different variations, including Gaston, Gastone and others.
Early Notables of the Gausden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gausden family to Ireland
Some of the Gausden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gausden family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gausden or a variant listed above: William Gaston who landed in South Carolina in 1767; David, Hugh, James, John Gaston all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1798 and 1860; John Gaston settled in New Orleans in 1821.
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