Early Origins of the Goosen family
The surname Goosen was first found in Roxburghshire
. One of the first records of the name was found in France alluding to its Norman heritage: Martin Gouge (c.
1360-1444), a French chancellor. However, some of the family were found further south at Billesley in Warwickshire
in early times. "The estate was afterwards possessed by Bishop Sherlock, through whose sister, who married Sir Thomas Gooch (1674-1754), Bishop of Ely, it passed into the Gooch family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Goosen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goosen research.Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1614, 1746, 1540, 1594, 1575, 1653, 1643, 1681, 1751, 1727, 1749, 1730, 1674, 1754, 1609 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Goosen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goosen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Googh, Gouche, Gowk, Googe, Gooch, Gooche and others.
Early Notables of the Goosen family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Gooch of Suffolk; Barnabe Googe (1540-1594), an English poet and translator; William Gouge (1575-1653), an English clergyman and author, minister and preacher at St Ann Blackfriars, member of the Westminster Assembly from 1643; Sir William Gooch (1681-1751)... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goosen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goosen family to Ireland
Some of the Goosen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goosen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gooch, who settled in Maine in 1630; Peter Gooch arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Mathew Gouch settled in Virginia in 1635; James Gouge settled in Boston in 1712.
Contemporary Notables of the name Goosen (post 1700)
- Sammy Goosen (1892-1920), South African bronze medalist cyclist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
- Frank Goosen (b. 1966), German comedian and author
- Retief Goosen (b. 1969), South African professional golfer
- Johan Goosen (b. 1992), South African rugby union footballer
The Goosen Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Audaces juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.