Gohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gohn family

The surname Gohn was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Liege, a province in Belgium, center of Walloon country. Within this province the notable towns are Liege, the capital city, seat of the great cathedral of St.Lambert destroyed in 1794. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Gohn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gohn research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1619, 1682, 1675 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Gohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gohn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goene, Gosne, Goens, Gone, Gonel, Guene, Guenet, Guenot, Gueny, Gohn, Kohn and many more.

Early Notables of the Gohn family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Gohn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philipp Gohn, who landed in America in 1738 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gohn (post 1700) +

  • Judith Gohn, Romanian tennis player, active in the 1970s, she played ion the French Open, Australian Open and at Wimbledon
  • Wesley Gohn, Canadian politician, Mayor of Markham, Ontario (1924-1932)

  1. ^ 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)

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