Origins Available: Dutch
is the original homeland of the Goes family. Goes is a patronymic
name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Goes was derived from the given name Gosse, from the German noun of the same spelling, which means God.
Early Origins of the Goes family
The surname Goes was first found in Bavaria
, where since ancient times the Goss family made significant contributions to the advancement of the district's feudal
society. Being prominent in social affairs, the family Goss was closely associated to the turbulent events of the period and therefore formed alliances with other distinguished families of the region.
Early History of the Goes family
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Goes Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Goes include Goss, Gosse, Gos, Gose, Goes, Goess, Goz, Goss, Göss, Gosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Goes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goes family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Goess to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Goes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Martin Goes, who arrived in America in 1777 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Goes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Lawrence Goes U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X