Early Origins of the Gonston family
The surname Gonston was first found in Cheshire
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 1184 when Bigod de Goneston held estates in that shire. Eustace Gunson later held in Cambridgeshire
in 1279. Gunstone is a hamlet in Staffordshire
and dates back to at least 1186 when it was listed as Gonestona.
Early History of the Gonston family
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Gonston Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Gonston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gonston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.