Gosden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gosden family

The surname Gosden was first found in Holland, 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Gosden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gosden research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1701 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gosden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gosden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gasten, Gastem, Gastheim, Gesten, Geston, Gestones, Gostyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Gosden family (pre 1700)

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Gosden migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gosden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Geo Gosden, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
Gosden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Walter S. Gosden, aged 4, who arrived in America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
  • Marian Gosden, aged 43, who arrived in America from Southampton, England, in 1908
  • Innes Gosden, aged 0, who arrived in America from Woodford, England, in 1910
  • Ralph Gosden, aged 19, who arrived in America from Fanborough, England, in 1910
  • Walter G. Gosden, aged 24, who arrived in America from Woking, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gosden migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gosden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Gosden, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]
  • Mary Ann Herriet Gosden, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]
  • Hiram Gosden, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]

Gosden migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gosden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Martha Gosden, (b. 1822), aged 37, English settler, from Sussex travelling from London aboard the ship "Robert Small" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th January 1860 [3]
  • Mr. William Gosden, (b. 1826), aged 33, English carpenter, from Sussex travelling from London aboard the ship "Robert Small" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th January 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gosden (post 1700)

  • Freeman Fisher "Gozzie" Gosden (1899-1982), American radio comedian, best known for his work in the Amos 'n' Andy series
  • Linda Gosden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [4]
  • Mrs. Karen Elizabeth Gosden C.B., O.B.E.,, British Universal Credit Area Director for the Department for Work and Pensions,was appointed Companion of the Order of Bath on 8th June 2018, for services to Welfare Reform [5]
  • Christine Lorraine Gosden (b. 1939), British bronze medalist swimmer in the 4×100 m medley relay at the 1958 European Aquatics Championships
  • John Montague "Towser" Gosden (1904-1967), British racehorse trainer, father of British racehorse trainer John Godsen
  • John Gosden (b. 1951), British racehorse trainer with over 2, 600 winners since 1989

Historic Events for the Gosden family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Robert Gosden (b. 1922), "Horace" British Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Horace Martin Gosden, British Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Edward James Gosden, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [6]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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