Gorse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gorse family

The surname Gorse was first found in Staffordshire where they acquired lands in 1130, after the Norman invasion.

Important Dates for the Gorse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorse research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1202, 1205, 1327, 1359, 1400, and 1402 are included under the topic Early Gorse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gorse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gosse, Goss, Joss, Jose and others.

Early Notables of the Gorse family (pre 1700)

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Gorse migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gorse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Gorse, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Liverpool, England [1]
  • Alfred Gorse, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Niagara" from Bordeaux, France [2]
  • Clara N. Gorse, aged 54, originally from Accrington, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Maggie Gorse, aged 29, originally from St. Helens, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Liverpool, England [4]
  • Hazel Gorse, aged 3, originally from St. Helens, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Liverpool, England [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gorse (post 1700)

  • Ashlan Gorse (b. 1980), birth name of Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, an American entertainment journalist and explorer, known for her work with E! News, Discovery Channel, and Travel Channel, wife of Philippe Cousteau Jr
  • H. C. Gorse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912 [6]
  • Georges Gorse (1915-2002), French politician and diplomat, Under-secretary of State for Muslim Affairs 1946 to 1947, Ambassador to Algeria, 1963 to 1967, Minister of Labour, 1973 to 1974, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, 1971 to 1991

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-X2J : 6 December 2014), Thomas Gorse, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J649-42G : 6 December 2014), Alfred Gorse, 03 Dec 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DZ-P3F : 6 December 2014), Clara N. Gorse, 11 Jul 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66M-YY9 : 6 December 2014), Maggie Gorse, 24 Jul 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66M-YYS : 6 December 2014), Hazel Gorse, 24 Jul 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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