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Gossage Early Origins



The surname Gossage was first found in Lancashire 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 year 1332 when John of Gossfordsich held estates just outside Liverpool, near Ormskirk.

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Gossage Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gossage Early History


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Gossage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gossage research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1545 are included under the topic Early Gossage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gossage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gossage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gossage Notables 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: 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gossage (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Gossage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gossage 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 4 May 2016 at 10:23.

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