Gose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Gose family. Gose is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Gose was derived from the given name Gosse, from the German noun of the same spelling, which means God.
Early Origins of the Gose family
The surname Gose was first found in Bavaria, where since ancient times the Goss family made significant contributions to the advancement of the district's feudal society. Being prominent in social affairs, the family Goss was closely associated to the turbulent events of the period and therefore formed alliances with other distinguished families of the region.
Important Dates for the Gose family
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Gose Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Gose include Goss, Gosse, Gos, Gose, Goes, Goess, Goz, Goss, Göss, Gosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Gose family (pre 1700)
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Gose migration to the United States
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Gose surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Gose Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Gose, who landed in Maryland in 1676 
Gose Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Geo Gose, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1920
- Maurice Gose, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1923
- Wilhelm Gose, who landed in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Gose (post 1700)
- Anthony Gose (b. 1990), American center fielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization
- Richard Verne Gose (b. 1927), lawyer
- McQuown F. Gose (1859-1942), American Republican politician, Justice of Washington State Supreme Court; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1932 
- George Cowan Gose (1870-1945), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1932 
- Genevieve Gose, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1940 
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