Early Origins of the Gissinge family
The surname Gissinge was first found in Norfolk
at Gissing, a village and civil parish in the union of Depwade, hundred
of Diss. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Gessinga CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Gyssa or Gyssi," from the Old English personal name
+ "-ingas." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Gissing Hall is a 15th century mansion in the village of Gissing and today is operated as a hotel and restaurant. The Church of St Mary dates back to c. 1204 and is one of the 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk
. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the village and lands of Gissing, held by Godric from the King, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Gissinge family
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Gissinge Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gissing, Giseing, Gissin, Gissinge, Gissink, Gyssing, Gysing and many more.
Early Notables of the Gissinge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gissinge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..