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Gosney Early Origins



The surname Gosney was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.

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Gosney Spelling Variations


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Gosney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gosnold, Gosney, Gosnall, Gossney, Gossnold, Goosney, Goozney, Goozeney, Goozenay, Gosnolde, Goznall and many more.

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Gosney Early History


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Gosney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gosney research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1455, 1487, 1571, 1607, 1507, 1554, 1547, 1553, 1172, 1560 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Gosney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gosney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gosney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Bartholomew Gosnold (1571-1607), an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer who was instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown in colonial Ameri ca. He led the first recorded European expedition...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gosney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gosney In Ireland


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Gosney In Ireland



Some of the Gosney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 170 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gosney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gosney (post 1700)



  • Donna Lou Gosney, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from West Virginia, 2008-12; Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008, 2012
  • Don R. Gosney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1964
  • C. A. Gosney, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Wake County, 1921-22

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Gosney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gosney 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2016 at 08:15.

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