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The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Godsha. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Saxons, who occupied Saxony between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Godsha Early Origins



The surname Godsha was first found in Saxony, where the name Gottschalk emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. Since the 13th century the surname has been closely associated with the social and economic advancement of the region's feudal society.

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Godsha Spelling Variations


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Godsha Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gottschalk, Gottshalk, Gottschalck, Gottchalk, Gottshalt, Gottschalck, Gottschaldt, Gottschalhs, Gottschall, Gottschalt, Gottschalg, Gottschlag, Gottschoclk, Gottschol, Gottschall, Gottechalk, Gottschlick, Gottschling, Gotshall, Gottshall, Gottshlick and many more.

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Godsha Early History


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Godsha Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godsha research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1805, 1823, 1909, 1829 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Godsha History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Godsha Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Godsha Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Godsha 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 or some of its variants were: Georg Gottschalk, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683-1709; Johann Georg Gottschalck and Herman Gotshall arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.

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    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Godsha Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Godsha 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 7 September 2012 at 08:25.

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