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 1279 when Robert and Isabella held estates in that shire.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Gossett, his wife Catherine Du Four, and their four children, who arrived in Pennsylvania between the years 1650-1765; Andrew E. Gossett, was on record in Texas in 1833.