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Gazzard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gazzard family


The surname Gazzard was first found in Cambridgeshire 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 1279 when Robert and Isabella held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Gazzard family


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Gazzard Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gossett, Gosset, Josset, Jossett, Gazzard and many more.

Early Notables of the Gazzard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gazzard family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Gossett, his wife Catherine Du Four, and their four children, who arrived in Pennsylvania between the years 1650-1765; Andrew E. Gossett, was on record in Texas in 1833.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gazzard (post 1700)


  • Gerry Gazzard (1925-2006), English footballer from Cinderford, Gloucestershire
  • Carl Gazzard (b. 1982), former English cricketer who played for Somerset
  • Marea Gazzard AO CBE (b. 1928), Australian sculptor and ceramicist from Sydney

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