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Gosling is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Gosling comes from the Germanic given name Gozzelin, which is a diminutive that translates as the little god. The surname Gosling was formed in the vernacular or regional naming tradition, which is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin and often have cognates in other European countries.

Gosling Early Origins



The surname Gosling was first found in Jersey where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gosling Spelling Variations


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Gosling Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gosling were recorded, including Gosselin, Goselin, Goselyn, Goslin, Gosline, Gosling, Gosslyn, Gossling, Gosselyn and many more.

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Gosling Early History


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Gosling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gosling research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gosling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gosling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gosling Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gosling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gosling In Ireland


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Gosling In Ireland



Some of the Gosling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Gosling arrived in North America very early:

Gosling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Gosling, aged 22, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Jon Gosling, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Thomas Gosling, who arrived in Maryland in 1654
  • Mathew Gosling, who landed in Maryland in 1655
  • Elizabeth Gosling, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gosling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gosling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1834
  • C Gosling, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Gosling, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Gosling Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • N.C.O. James Gosling U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the 74th Highlanders [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Gosling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James A. Gosling, aged 21, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Lawrence Gosling, aged 24, a stevedore, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Sarah Gosling, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Ellen Gosling, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Mary Gosling, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gosling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gosling (post 1700)



  • Paula Gosling (b. 1939), American crime writer
  • Michael "Mike" Frederick Gosling (b. 1980), American retired left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Raymond Gosling (1926-2015), English scientist, co-discoverer of the Double Helix DNA structure
  • William W. Gosling (1824-1883), Victorian landscape painter
  • Major William Gosling VC (1892-1945), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Mick Gosling (b. 1972), Britain's Strongest Man champion in 2005
  • Richard Gosling (b. 1974), Britain's Strongest Man champion in 2003
  • Ray Gosling (b. 1939), English journalist, author, broadcaster and gay rights activist
  • Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Donald Gosling KCVO Kt. (b. 1929), former Chairman of National Car Parks
  • John Gosling (b. 1948), English classically trained organist and pianist
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gosling Historic Events


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Gosling Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Henry Gosling (b. 1917), English Stoker 1st Class from Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Bertram James Gosling (d. 1912), aged 22, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. S. Gosling (d. 1912), aged 26, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Gosling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gosling Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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