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Gossage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gossage family


The surname Gossage was first found in Lancashire at Gosfordsich (later named Gorsuch.)

"Gorsuch was given by Walter de Scarisbrick to his younger son Adam, who took the local surname; subsequently the land was given to Burscough Priory to be held of Adam in free alms. The prior regranted it to Adam at a rent of 12d. with other lands in Scarisbrick, a yearly pound of cummin to be paid. Adam was succeeded by Walter de Gorsuch, probably his son, as is indicated by a grant to Nicholas son of Simon de Renacres."

"In May, 1292, an agreement was sealed for the marriage of Robert son of Walter de Gorsuch with Agnes granddaughter of William Brid of Donnington; Robert, though a minor, had been enfeoffed of lands by the prior of Burscough, his father binding the feoffees to find food and raiment for Robert and Agnes, any surplus to be kept for them and delivered with the lands on their coming of age. Robert seems to have died without issue, and his brother John succeeded, marrying in 1299 Cecily daughter of Richard de Culcheth. John de Gorsuch granted (about 1320) to Gilbert his son lands in the townfields of Scarisbrick on the north of land near the cross, held of William son of Richard de Scarisbrick." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].

Years later, John de Gosefordsik was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
He held estates just outside Liverpool, near Ormskirk. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"The many variants are curious but natural. The 't' is intrusive; compare the Lancashire surname Gorse and Gorst, which represents one and the same name." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The family remained local to this area as almost three hundred years later in 1615, the Wills at Chester list "James Gorsuch, of Gorsuch, Scarisback, gentleman." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The same source also lists: James Gorsuch, of Ormskirk, 1605; Henry Gorsage, of Kirkdale, 1579; Peter Sant, of Gorstich, 1609; and Henry Gorstich, of West Derby, Liverpool, 1609.The Preston Guild Rolls of 1602 listed Edward Gorsuche. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Gossage family


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Gossage Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gossage, Gostage, Gorstidge, Gorstice, Gorstage, Gostige, Gossidge, Gossadge, Gossedge and many more.

Early Notables of the Gossage family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gossage family to Ireland


Some of the Gossage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gossage family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were 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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Gossage (post 1700)


  • John Gossage (b. 1946), American photographer
  • Howard Luck Gossage (1917-1969), American advertising executive, inspiration to the media theorist Marshall McLuhan
  • Ezra Eugene Gossage (1935-2011), American-born NFL and CFL football player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Philadelphia Eagles
  • Billy Dale "Bill" Gossage (b. 1957), American educational administrator and politician, Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2013-)
  • Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage (b. 1951), American former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played from 1972 to 1994, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Beverly Gossage, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Gossage (1799-1877), English founder of the soapmaker dynasty, The Gossage Soap Company, now part of the Unilever group
  • Air Marshal Sir Ernest Leslie Gossage KCB, CVO, DSO, MC (1891-1949), British former artillery officer who become a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps, Commander, Aden Command (1935-1936), Commander-in-Chief Balloon Command (1940-1944)
  • Tim Gossage, Australian sports commentator and Australian rules football coach
  • Major Charles Gossage, Order of the British Empire in New Zealand

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Citations


  1. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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